Academics[ edit ] Auletta graduated from the Sapienza University of Rome where he took his PhD and completed his post-doctoral research work. Auletta has stressed that there are three basic forms of dealing with information: processing, sharing, selecting. This pathway of research eventually led him to consider quantum information as a fruitful approach for studying the way in which biological and cognitive systems deal with information at all scales. He has now published a book on Cognitive Biology,  Oxford University Press, , in which an attempt is made to show the consistence of such an approach with the recent impressive achievements in life sciences, within the perspective of a thorough reflection on the current paradigm dominating biological disciplines. Such process of top-down fine-tuning bridging between randomicity and fitness may be at the basis of the emergence of new functionalities at the phylogenetic scale.
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Start your review of Quantum Mechanics Write a review Shelves: quantum , reviewed The selection of topics are diverse and modern but the presentation is not great. The book is more like a collection of disparate abstract formalisms and results, each of which you can probably find a better presentation somewhere else. Here is a sample of thoughts that I have while reading this book: why are "POVM" and "Estimate of the wave function" in the section "The measurement problem"?
Why is "Quantum tomography" in an entirely separate chapter? Why is there only homodyne measurements of The selection of topics are diverse and modern but the presentation is not great. Why is there only homodyne measurements of the Wigner function in "Quantum tomography" and no heterodyne measurements or general POVM?
With so many topics that this book covers, it has the potential to bring them all together into a unified modern understanding of quantum mechanics. But Auletta et al. Quantum Processes, Systems, and Information is much better at integrating advanced topics such as quantum information and quantum computing, POVM, quantum open systems, and thermodynamics to the core understanding of quantum mechanics.
The first two chapters of Quantum Measurement and Control provide a more complete framework for quantum measurements. I remember finding original paper Auletta et al. And quantum optics are probably better presented in