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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.

To this aim, we welcome original research papers and tutorials about Quantum Walks and related fields as well as their applications. We invite contributors to communicate their intention to submit manuscripts for this Topical Issue to the Guest Editors as soon as possible. Please provide the tentative title of the paper and a short abstract. The full manuscripts should be submitted before the deadline directly to the EPJ D Editorial Office at https://www.editorialmanager.com/epjd/.

Deadline for submission: December 31, 2022.

Submissions should be clearly identified as intended for the Topical Issue on “Quantum Walks and applications”. Papers will be published continuously and will appear as soon as accepted on the journal website. The electronic version of the Topical Issue will contain all accepted papers in the order of publication. All submitted papers will be refereed according to the usual high standards of the journal. More information about EPJ D, including instructions for authors is available here.

Guest Editors of the Special issue:

Claudia Benedetti, University of Milano, Department of Physics, Via Celoria, 16, 20133 Milano, Italy, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Igor Jex, Department of Physics, Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering (FNSPE), Czech Technical University in Prague, Břehová 7, Praha 1, Staré Město, 115 19, Czech Republic, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Leonardo Novo, QuIC - Ecole polytechnique de Bruxelles, Université libre de Bruxelles, 50 av. F. D. Roosevelt - CP 165/59, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Matteo Paris, University of Milano, Department of Physics, Via Celoria, 16, 20133 Milano, Italy, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Vahid Karimipour, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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EPJ D is a hybrid journal offering Open Access publication via the Open Choice programme and a growing number of Springer Compact “Publish and Read” arrangements which enable authors to publish OA at no direct cost (all costs are paid centrally).

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