Special Issue "Symmetry in Classical and Quantum Gravity and Field Theory"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 February 2024 | Viewed by 2257
Symmetry is arguably one of the most important features of nature, and the theories that describe it include classical and quantum field theories. Symmetry provides elegant conceptual clarity about the nature and structure of these theories. Its importance, however, is not only limited to the conceptual realm. It also has a crucial role at the computational level. In fact, many of the results that are rather easily computed using symmetry methods are either quite difficult or even impossible to come by without utilizing symmetry.
The deep connection between symmetries and mathematics, particularly algebra, group theory and topology, is another aspect that renders symmetry a fascinating investigated subject not only limited to physicists but also relative to mathematicians. Symmetry is also a central topic in the philosophy of physics. In particular, spacetime and internal symmetries are subjects of much philosophical arguments and speculations about the nature of physical reality.
As it is clear from the title, this Special Issue of Symmetry features articles about the physical, mathematical and conceptual role of symmetry in quantum theory and gravity and, in particular, in classical gravity, quantum gravity, high energy physics, black holes and cosmology. We are cordially inviting colleagues, physicists, mathematicians and philosophers of science to submit their works with regard to the above subject to this Special Issue.
Dr. Saeed Rastgoo
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
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.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- classical and quantum gravity
- quantum field theory
- symmetry and group theory
- classical and quantum cosmology
- classical and quantum black holes lie groups
- constrained and gauge systems
- path integral and BRST quantization