Quantum and semiclassical spin networks : from atomic and molecular physics to quantum computing and gravity

The mathematical apparatus of quantum–mechanical angular momentum (re)coupling, developed originally to describe spectroscopic phenomena in atomic, molecular, optical and nuclear physics, is embedded in modern algebraic settings which emphasize the underlying combinatorial aspects. SU(2) recoupling theory, involving Wigner’s 3nj symbols, as well as the… CONTINUE READING