Quantum Dynamical Semigroups and Applications

  • Robert Alicki
  • Karl Lendi

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 717)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Robert Alicki, Karl Lendi
    Pages 109-121
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 123-127

About this book


Reinvigorated by advances and insights, in particular from the active fields of quantum information and computing, the quantum theory of irreversible processes has recently attracted growing attention.

This volume introduces the very basic concepts of semigroup dynamics of open quantum systems and reviews a variety of modern applications. The present book, originally published as Vol. 286 (1987) in Lecture in Physics, has been newly typeset, revised and corrected and also expanded to include a review on recent developments.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Robert Alicki
    • 1
  • Karl Lendi
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Theoretical Physics and AstrophysicsUniversity GdanskGdańskPoland
  2. 2.Institute of Physical ChemistryUniversity of ZürichZürich,Switzerland

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