Call for Papers - Heinz-Dieter Zeh issue 2019

In 1970, Heinz-Dieter Zeh pioneered the theory of quantum decoherence, which has been a subject of active research ever since. Manifestation of quantum interference phenomena, famously exemplified by the two-slit experiment, requires preservation of precisely defined phase relationship between different components of a superposition and isolation from external peering into the dynamics of the quantum system. Real-world open quantum systems, however, interact continuously with their environment, which leads to inevitable loss of information from the quantum system into the environment through entanglements and suppression of quantum interference phenomena.

Articles for the Heinz-Dieter Zeh issue of Quanta dedicated to quantum decoherence, density matrix formulation of quantum mechanics, measures of quantum coherence, quantum interference and quantum measurement theory will be considered if submitted before June 15, 2019.