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Special Issue "Applications of Information Entropies in Quantum Science"
A special issue of Quantum Reports (ISSN 2624-960X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2020.
Interests: information theory in quantum chemistry; phase space distributions and continuous variable quantum information theory; entropic uncertainty relations; confined quantum systems
Information entropies, discrete or continuous, have been applied to examine the behavior and to quantify the uncertainty in underlying quantum distributions. The key here is the use of uncertainty as a conceptual tool for understanding quantum behavior. It did not escape attention that the Heisenberg uncertainty relation could be formulated in entropic terms, where the sum of the entropies in position and in momentum space is the information carrier. These applications, initiated in the study of atomic and molecular systems, have since migrated to encompass confined quantum systems, quantification of correlations, complexity studies, Bose–Einstein condensates, open quantum systems, design of functionals in density functional theory, and the theory of gravity as emergent phenomena. The discussion that was initiated with Shannon entropies has now been generalized to consider other uncertainty measures. Going forward, one would expect an increasing interaction between the quantum and other communities, to understand and to quantify quantum uncertainties.
The aim of this Special Issue is to catalogue the work that is being done in the application of information entropies to understand all aspects of quantum behavior.
Prof. Dr. Robin P. Sagar
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- Information entropies
- Quantum uncertainties
- Uncertainty measures
- Correlation measures