Special Issue "Symmetry in Quantum Systems"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2021.
Interests: non-Hermitian quantum mechanics; quantum-classical hybrid systems; non-adiabatic dynamics; non-Hamiltonian systems; open quantum systems
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There is an almost undisputed consensus about quantum theory providing algorithms to calculate probabilities associated with certain events and/or processes. Hence, it follows that invariants and quasi-invariants of the computed probabilities carry physical meaning and predictive power. In turn, invariants and quasi-invariants are linked to symmetries. The net result is that symmetries and symmetry breaking have a special role in quantum theory, which is far more potent and deeper than the one they have in classical theories.
Papers that emphasize the role of symmetries and symmetry breaking in the time evolution, parameter space, and/or boundary conditions of both quantum systems, including quantum fields and hybrid quantum–classical systems are welcome. Moreover, contributions investigating the interplay between symmetries and the quantum–classical limit are especially desired. The scope of this Special Issue is broad, and both experimental and theoretical contributions are invited.
Prof. Dr. Alessandro Sergi
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Symmetry is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
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- quantum systems
- quantum fields
- symmetry breaking
- time evolution
- parameter space
- boundary conditions
- quantum–classical hybrid systems
- quantum–classical limit