Special Issue "Time and Time Dependence in Quantum Mechanics"
A special issue of Mathematics (ISSN 2227-7390).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2019).
Interests: quantum technologies; shortcuts to adiabaticity; nonhermitian physics; trapped ions and cold atoms; time in quantum mechanics
Time enables us to describe changes and order events in daily life and in the laboratories. Physics takes charge of defining the official time by measuring quantum processes in time-frequency metrology and yet, paradoxically, we keep wondering about fundamental questions such as how the times of events such as the arrival of particles at a detector should be described in quantum theory, the meaning of time operators and time-energy uncertainty principles, or the emergence of irreversibility from time-symmetrical laws. Time is also the basic running parameter to narrate quantum dynamics. Time-dependent quantum phenomena are ubiquitous, often strange compared to classical counterparts, and have to be well understood, in particular to control them and develop quantum-based technologies:
Geometric phases, quantum transients, the Zeno effect, or short and long deviations from exponential decay are concepts and phenomena used to comprehend and possibly modify dynamics. Dynamical control is often implemented based on adiabatic and sudden approximations and also via shortcuts to adiabaticity. This Special Issue of Mathematics aims at offering a broad perspective of recent work to fathom time in quantum theory and harness the evolution of quantum systems.Prof. Dr. J. Gonzalo Muga
Dr. Andreas Ruschhaupt
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- time in quantum mechanics, tunnelling times, arrival times, times of events, energy-time uncertainty relations
- berry phase, aharonov-anandan phase, lewis-riesenfeld phase
- short and long time deviations from exponential decay, zeno time
- moshinsky shutter and quantum transients
- adiabatic and sudden approximations
- quantum control with shortcuts to adiabaticity
- time reversal invariance
- time and frequency quantum metrology
- quantum time’s arrow
- quantum speed limits, optimal control theory for time minimization