EPJ D Topical Issue: Electron and Positron Interactions and Their Applications: a tribute to Professor Michael Brunger

Guest Editors: Márcio Henrique Franco Bettega, Dragana Maric, Ron White, Sylwia Ptasinska and Stephen Buckman

Submissions are invited for a Topical Issue in EPJD in “Electron and Positron Interactions and Their Applications: a tribute to Professor Michael Brunger”. The issue is intended to gather contributions from contemporary research on electron and positron interactions, both theory and experiment, and applications of these studies across areas such as, but not limited to, atmospheric modelling, materials characterisation, medical science, biological imaging and chemical processing.


EPJ D Topical Issue: Quantum Walks and applications

Guest Editors: Claudia Benedetti, Igor Jex, Leonardo Novo, Matteo Paris and Vahid Karimipour

Submissions are invited for a Topical Issue of EPJ D on “Quantum Walks and applications”.

The emergence of quantum technology, especially those applications involving coherent transport of charge, energy and information, has renewed the interest about the role of topology in the dynamics of quantum systems, as well as about the relationships between basic features of quantum mechanics and practical technological problems.

The study of quantum walks has several motivations besides quantum transport, including their mathematical interest and their use in the design of randomized and quantum algorithms, e.g. the fact that the well-known Grover search algorithm can also be viewed as a quantum walk algorithm. In this framework, the coherent manipulation of single photons, atoms, electrons or circuits has been concretely achieved, opening the possibility of implementing discrete- and continuous-time quantum walks in the lab, and even to conceive new classes of dynamical generators.

The present topical issue of EPJD is devoted to provide the reader with an up-to-date snapshot of the current research about quantum walks and applications, aiming at the understanding of their current benefits and limitations, as well as fostering new fundamental research, besides applications.


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