Preface to the Special Issue on : Quantum and Classical Frontiers of Noise

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© 2016 World Scientific Publishing Company. This paper is an introduction to the eleven works of the special issue on Quantum and Classical Frontiers of Noise. The weather, and its butterfly effect, is the typical example that explain why many natural phenomena are, in fact, not predictable with certainty. Noise in classical or quantum phenomena, understood as the difference between the empirical output of an experiment and its statistical prediction, is a measure of such uncertainty. One of the great contributions of noise appeared in 1905 when Einstein showed how the noisy (Brownian) motion of a dust particle seen in a microscope provided uncontroversial evidences on the existence of the (unseen) atoms. The aim of this special issue is to provoke discussions on how noise can help us to better understand (the reality behind) classical and quantum theories, and the frontier between them.
Original languageEnglish
Article number1602001
JournalFluctuation and Noise Letters
Volume15
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2016

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