Distinguished EPJ Referees

EPJ ST Special Issue: Noncommutativity and Physics

Guest Editors: Konstantinos Anagnostopoulos, Peter Schupp and George Zoupanos

Scope description

Noncommutative geometry has opened exciting new avenues in mathematics and physics. It has brought together mathematicians and physicists in fruitful interdisciplinary interaction. This volume brings together some of the world's leading experts in the field to address various aspects of noncommutative geometry, focusing on applications to the Standard Model and beyond, quantum gravity, superstring theory, condensed matter physics, and other fields of physics. The range of methods used includes noncommutative differential geometry, deformation quantization, star products, fuzzy spaces, matrix models, and more recent developments like generalized geometry. The articles included are concise but comprehensive reviews that introduce the reader to these subjects while also presenting the current state of the art.

This special issue on Noncommutativity and Physics will collect the knowledge needed for current research in the field in one place, concentrating on the essentials and including the necessary technical points. The focus will be on physics applications rather than pure mathematics, and illustrative examples will be given. While a few textbooks on aspects of noncommutative geometry have already been written, a collection of dedicated review articles with the breadth of topics, focus on physics application, and aim to enable research as outlined above, does not yet exist. Given the popularity of recent international workshops and conferences in the field, we believe that such a volume would be very well received.

Topics to be covered include but are not limited to:

  • Applications to the Standard Model and beyond
  • Applications to elementary particle physics and quantum field theory
  • Applications to quantum gravity
  • Applications to string theory
  • Applications to condensed matter systems
  • Noncommutative differential geometry
  • Deformation quantization
  • Star Products
  • Fuzzy spaces
  • Matrix models
  • Generalized geometry

These general topics may be interpreted in the broadest sense, and the issue is open to everyone working in related fields. The special issue is now open for submission of contributions. Contributions should be in the form of a Minireview, as described here, and exceptionally more extensive Tutorial Reviews. 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.

All submitted papers will be refereed according to the usual high standards of the journal and the papers will be published online-first on the journal website as quickly as possible after acceptance. Further information about EPJ ST including Authors’ Instructions can be found here. Manuscripts should be prepared using the latex template (preferably 2-column layout), which can be downloaded here and should be submitted to the EPJ ST Editorial Office via the submission system, clearly identified as intended for the topical issue “Noncommutativity and Physics”.

Deadline for submission: October 31th 2022

Guest Editors of the Special issue:

Konstantinos Anagnostopoulos, Department of Physics, School of Applied Mathematical and Physical Sciences, National Technical University of Athens, Zografou Campus, Zografou 157 80, Greece

Peter Schupp, Department of Physics and Earth Sciences Jacobs University Bremen, 28759 Bremen, Germany

George Zoupanos, Department of Physics, School of Applied Mathematical and Physical Sciences, National Technical University of Athens, Zografou Campus, Zografou 157 80, Greece

Open Access: EPJST 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).

Open calls for papers