Special Issue "Symmetry and Chaos in Quantum Mechanics"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 2130
Twentieth-century physics witnessed the fundamental role played by symmetries. Indeed, symmetry has long been a guiding principle in the study of quantum mechanical systems. Today, cutting-edge research in the field is pushed forward by various extensions of the traditional symmetries. For example, supersymmetry has proved successful in extracting the fundamental properties of many complex systems. Additionally, our understanding of symmetry in quantum systems has deepened recently due to the exciting progress in generalizations of traditional symmetries to higher-form symmetry and higher-categorical symmetries. Their relations to topological defects and other fascinating phenomena have attracted significant attention in both the condensed matter community and the high energy theory community. In addition, chaos and disorder, which in some sense reflect the lack of symmetry, have also emerged as important diagnoses of quantum systems. In this Special Issue, we aim to collect original research and topical reviews on the aforementioned aspects as well as other related topics.
Dr. Cheng Peng
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- higher-spin symmetry
- discrete symmetry
- higher form symmetry
- higher categorical symmetry
- algebraic structures in quantum systems
- quantum phase transition
- disorder and quantum chaos