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Special Issue "The Quantum Simulation of Everything (and Beyond)"
A special issue of Symmetry (ISSN 2073-8994).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2019).
The ability of emulating complex behavior seems to have been a key feature in the development of human culture and society. Nowadays, simulations are ubiquituous, from arts to computer sciences. Since quantum theory describes a fundamental section of nature, it is natural to follow Feynman’s advice and use quantum technology to simulate quantum systems of interest, overcoming classical frontiers. However, on the one hand, important questions in quantum mechanics and quantum field theory, such as the description of superconductivity at high temperatures, remain open; on the other hand, the precise boundaries of quantum theory, for instance, the emergence of classicality, the compatibility with gravity, or the relevance of holographic dualities, are yet unknown. In this light, quantum simulators can be seen not only as post-classical computers but as tools to explore the frontiers of theoretical physics since they provide an experimentally amenable testbed for fundamental problems. However, what are the exact limitations of this approach? Can a quantum simulator simulate everything? Can a quantum simulator simulate what we have not yet observed? What is unobservable? What violates the laws of physics? Do simulators possess the same symmetries as nature? We propose to consider all these questions in parallel to the current technological and theoretical developments in the field of quantum simulations.
Dr. Carlos Sabín
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- quantum simulation
- quantum technology
- quantum computing
- digital quantum simulation
- analog quantum simulation