Special Issue "Symmetry and Asymmetry in Quantum Mechanics"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2023) | Viewed by 7342
Interests: quantum mechanics; superfluidity; Bose-Einstein condensate; quantum ether; quaternion algebra of physical fields; edge of chaos; neurodynamics; consciousness
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Special Issue in Symmetry: Symmetry and Asymmetry in Nature: From Quantum Physics to the Universe
Symmetries are significant links in any physical discipline. Their observation and quantitative description provide the key to understanding the manifestation of a physical phenomenon. It follows from the theorem proved by Emmy Noether, which connects each continuous symmetry of a physical system with some conservation law (for example, if processes in an isolated system of particles are invariant to the time shift, then the law of energy conservation is fulfilled in this system). Groups of translations, rotations, reflections such as U(1), O(3) SU(2), SU(3), and others have a crucial place in the problems of quantum mechanics, be it the internal organization of particles, their interaction, or their behavior in any external field. Additionally, one can remark on the CPT theorem (charge, parity, and time reversal symmetry) proving a strict correspondence between matter and antimatter.
With sufficiently strong cooling, mesoscopic and even macroscopic samples can go into a quantum state in which a huge number of particles begin to move synchronously. These coherent waves of matter are Bose-Einstein condensate. From the other side, symmetry breaking induced by decoherence processes due to thermodynamic reasons causes the asymmetry of time.
Dr. Valeriy Sbitnev
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- Noether theorem
- CPT theorem
- Bose–Einstein condensate
- energy conservation