Special Issue Call for Papers

International Journal of Physics

Special Issue Call for Papers

Special Issue on Time, Space and Matter: open questions and new perspectives

The concepts of time, space and matter are the most fundamental ones in physics. Nevertheless, despite their seeming self – evidence, their deep meaning is still heavy questioned, their understanding representing one of the most important questions in fundamental physics as well as in science in general. The classical physics picture of absolute space and time has been replaced by the relativistic one in which, in particular, space and time as seen as physical components of a continuum four – dimensional entity, the spacetime, in which they are interconnected. However, even if this represents the commonly accepted picture in physics it gives rise to some crucial unsolved questions, as shown by several recent researches, so suggesting the suitability of the search for a more fundamental unifying theory. Just think of the very different conception of space and time between theory of relativity and quantum mechanics, the many relativistic paradoxes or even the conceptual interpretation of the thermodynamics asymmetry of time and many others. On the other hand, the origin of matter as well poses not – trivial unsolved questions: in fact, as known, within the “standard” Big Bang model of cosmology, it is believed to be created by the conversion of the early background radiation to particles – antiparticles pairs leading, for example, to the still unsolved question of matter to antimatter asymmetry.

The aim of this special issue is to explore and discuss the most novel and recent theoretical and experimental developments about the understanding of time, space and matter emergence also examining previously unaddressed aspects; to review, comparing and contrasting different points of view; to propose and develop new approaches of scientific research, rapidly and effectively exchanging perspectives and to encourage new lines of research.

About the issue

The scope of topics covered in the this issue include:

  • Novel models of space and time
  • Alternative formulations of Theory of Relativity
  • Open question in relativistic physics
  • Arrow of time
  • Measure of time and clocks synchronization
  • Physical and Psychological time
  • Origin of matter: open questions and new proposals
  • The origin of space, time and matter in “standard” and novel cosmological models
  • Time and space in quantum mechanics
  • Cosmology from the standpoint of superluminal matter particles

Important dates

Submission Deadline: March 31, 2015
Notification of Acceptance: May 31, 2015
Final Version Due: August 01, 2015
Special Issue Publishing Date: September 01, 2015

Chief Guest Editor

Luigi Maxmilian Caligiuri
University of Calabria and Foundation of Physics Research Center (FoPRC), ITALY
Email: max.caligiuri@gmail.com, caligiuri@foprc.org

Guest Editor

Sergey G. Fedosin
Independent researcher, RUSSIA
Email: intelli@list.ru, sergey.fedosin@gmail.com

Takaaki Musha
Advanced Science-Technology Research Organization, JAPAN
Foundation of Physics Research Center (FoPRC), ITALY
Email: takaaki.mushya@gmail.com

Submit your article now

Manuscripts should be submitted as an attached file to an e-mail directed to the Chief Guest Editor, Luigi Maxmilian Caligiuri at the address: <max.caligiuri@gmail.com, caligiuri@foprc.org>

Special Issue on Numerical simulation of nano- and micro-scale heat transfer

Heat transfer at nanoscale, e.g., temperature distribution in graphene and carbon nanotube, and at microscale, e.g., thermal transport in micro-reactors, has drawn great interest in recent years. Fundamental understanding of the underlined mechanisms of heat transfer at such small scales is the prerequisite to the efficient utilization of the associated characteristics. However, due to the intrinsic challenges in theoretical and experimental approaches, numerical simulation has played an indispensable role in the scientific study of heat transfer at nano- and microscale. The advantages of numerical simulation over theoretical and experimental approaches are, e.g., precise system control, non-intrusive quantity measurement, and cost-effective. The special issue aims to foster the development and application of numerical simulation for nano- and microscale heat transfer. Papers submitted to this special issue are expected to advance the state of the art of numerical simulation for nano- and microscale heat transfer.

We invite authors to submit original research and review papers on the numerical simulation of nano- and microscale heat transfer from all aspects. Research areas of nano-scale and microscale heat transfer within the scope of (but not limited to) material science, fluid mechanics, biology, energy, etc., are all welcome.

About the issue

The scope of topics covered in the this issue include:

  • 1. Development and verification of numerical methods for nano- and microscale heat transfer, such as quantum mechanics, molecular dynamics, dissipative dynamics, direct simulation Monte Carlo, and lattice Boltzmann method, etc.

  • 2. Computer realization and algorithm optimization of the numerical methods for nano- and microscale heat transfer.
  • 3. Physical characterization and mechanism interpretation of the nano- and microscale heat transfer by numerical simulation.
  • 4. Multi-scale coupling of different methods.
  • 5. High performance computing of nano- and microscale heat transfer.

Important dates

Submission Deadline: December 31, 2014
Notification of Acceptance: February 28, 2015
Final Version Due: April 30, 2015
Special Issue Publishing Date: May 31, 2015

Chief Guest Editor

Jingchao Zhang
Holland Computing Center, University of Nebraska Lincoln, United States
Email: zhang@unl.edu

Guest Editor

Qingang Xiong
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University, United States
Email: xiong@iastate.edu

Submit your article now

Manuscripts should be submitted as an attached file to an e-mail directed to the Chief Guest Editor, Jingchao Zhang at the address: <zhang@unl.edu>

Special Issue on Simulation of Non-Linear dynamics and Complexity

To explore various new methodologies for the analysis of nonlinear dynamics and their relevance in the understanding of real complex world. Because now a days the domain of complexity is very very wide it encompasses fluids, nonlinear optical systems, electronic circuits, plasma physics, nano oscillators, biophysics systems and what not. So it has become very much crucial to have an outlook of the present day scenario in this field. Also it may be pointed out that nonlinear dynamics governs both dynamical systems as well as wave like phenomena. Furthermore the role of topological and differential techniques which have been adopted not long ago are to be examined in the new light. So, in fact, we do have two different aspects of the study of simulation - one is the search for new methods to make them more error free and powerful and other is the application to different new phenomenon. One may add that even after so many years of study on complex systems, many key ideas as formulated by pioneers like Poincare, Lyapunov are still not being effectively used. So it seems there is some gap between the theory and its application. The present issue will encourage researcher to venture out with newer techniques for the analysis of new horizons of non-linear dynamics.

About the issue

The topics of this special issue include, but are not limited to:

  • 1)Numerical Methodologies
  • 2)Experimental, computational and theoretical aspects of bifurcations, chaos and complexity.
  • 3)Fractals cellular and nonlinear dynamical network of biological, economic, engineering, fluid dynamics, neural, physical, social and other complex systems.
  • 4)High precision experimental observation of nonlinear phenomena in many different natural and man-made systems arising in a variety of conventional disciplines.
  • 5)Novel and powerful analytical mathematical methods to treat functional recursion relations, to solve certain nonlinear partial differential equations or to describe complex geometrical structures arising in chaotic systems.

Important dates

Submission Deadline: January 17, 2014
Notification of Acceptance: April 2014
Final Version Due: May 2014
Special Issue Publishing Date: June, 2014

Chief Guest Editor

Prof. Asesh RoyChowdhury
Dept. of Physics, Jadavpur University, Kolkata-700032, India
Email: asesh_r@yahoo.com
asesh_r@phys.jdvu.ac.in

Guest Editor

Prof. Jürgen Kurths
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Head of Research Domain Transdisciplinary Concepts & Methods, Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin, Head of Nonlinear Dynamics
Email: Juergen.Kurths@pik-potsdam.de

Prof. Nicoletta Sala
Università della Svizzera Italiana,Switzerland
Email: nicoletta.sala@usi.ch
nicolettasala@virgilio.it

Submit your article now

If you would like to submit an article to this special issue, please send your submissions via email directly to our guest editor, Prof. Asesh RoyChowdhury <asesh_r@yahoo.com>
<asesh_r@phys.jdvu.ac.in>