From Quantum Physics to Applications and Back Again

Journal of Generalized Lie Theory and Applications

ISSN: 1736-4337

Open Access

Opinion - (2022) Volume 16, Issue 12

From Quantum Physics to Applications and Back Again

Shu Kuo*
*Correspondence: Shu Kuo, Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, University of National Chi Nan, Puli, Taiwan, Email:
Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, University of National Chi Nan, Puli, Taiwan

Received: 28-Nov-2022, Manuscript No. glta-23-90867; Editor assigned: 30-Nov-2022, Pre QC No. P-90867; Reviewed: 14-Dec-2022, QC No. Q-90867; Revised: 20-Dec-2022, Manuscript No. R-90867; Published: 28-Dec-2022 , DOI: 10.37421/1736-4337.2022.16.363
Citation: Kuo, Shu. “From Quantum Physics to Applications and Back Again.” J Generalized Lie Theory App 16 (2022): 363.
Copyright: © 2022 Kuo S. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


Quantum group refers to a type of mathematical structure that lies at the intersection of two different fields of study: algebra and physics. Quantum groups emerged in the 1980s, as mathematicians and physicists began exploring the connections between quantum mechanics, representation theory and algebraic structures [1].


A quantum group is a type of Hopf algebra, which means that it is a mathematical structure that has both an algebraic and a coalgebraic structure. In other words, a quantum group has both a multiplication operation (like an algebra) and a comultiplication operation (like a coalgebra). The concept of a quantum group arose out of a desire to extend the symmetries of quantum mechanics beyond the traditional Lie groups. Lie groups are a type of continuous group that plays a fundamental role in many areas of mathematics and physics. However, it was discovered that certain quantum systems could not be described by Lie groups alone. Quantum groups were introduced as a way of generalizing the concept of a Lie group, by incorporating noncommutative (i.e., non-Abelian) structure. In other words, the algebraic operations of a quantum group do not necessarily commute with one another. This noncommutativity is one of the key features that distinguishes quantum groups from classical Lie groups.

The field of quantum non-locality has been the driving force behind the scientific revolution that led to device-independent quantum information processing and quantum information science in general. We argue that the quantum measurement problem another fundamental issue in the foundations of quantum physics should be addressed at this time and that doing so should result in high-quality theoretical, mathematical, experimental and applied physics. We suggest ways in which questions about macroscopic quantumness could equally contribute to all aspects of physics and briefly review how quantum non-locality contributed to physics, including some outstanding open problems. Even though things were bad around the foundations, some reckless people spent a lot of time and effort on those two questions the measurement problem and non-locality. Now, almost 40 years later, some of those people got generous compensation including one of us for being among the first to comprehend entanglement a term one of us had never heard of during his entire student life! the no-cloning theorem and additional fundamental ideas of the new science: science of quantum information.

One of the most famous examples of a quantum group is the quantum deformation of the universal enveloping algebra of a Lie algebra. This construction, which was introduced independently by Drinfeld and Jimbo in the early 1980s, is now known as the Drinfeld-Jimbo quantum group. This quantum group is a deformation of the classical universal enveloping algebra, which means that it retains many of the algebraic properties of the classical object, but with certain modifications that reflect the noncommutative structure. The Drinfeld-Jimbo quantum group has many interesting properties that have made it a subject of intense study in both mathematics and physics. For example, it is intimately connected to the theory of quantum integrable systems, which are quantum mechanical systems that can be solved exactly using certain algebraic techniques.

Another interesting feature of quantum groups is their relationship to knot theory. Knot theory is a branch of topology that studies the properties of knots and their invariants. In the 1990s, it was discovered that certain quantum groups are related to the study of knot invariants, through a construction known as the quantum group invariant. This construction provides a way of associating a quantum group with a knot and has led to many new insights into the structure of knots and their invariants. In addition to their connections to physics and mathematics, quantum groups have also found applications in other areas, such as computer science and finance. For example, quantum groups have been used in the study of quantum computing, which is a type of computing that uses quantum mechanical phenomena to perform calculations. Quantum groups have also been used in the study of financial derivatives, which are financial instruments that derive their value from an underlying asset [2-5].


Overall, quantum groups represent a fascinating and rapidly developing field of study that lies at the intersection of many different areas of mathematics and physics. They have deep connections to a wide range of topics, from quantum mechanics and representation theory to knot theory and finance and continue to be an active area of research today.



Conflict of Interest

No conflict of interest.


  1. Sharp, Kim A., Evan O'Brien, Vignesh Kasinath and A. Joshua Wand, et al. "On the relationship between NMR‐derived amide order parameters and protein backbone entropy changes." Proteins Struct Funct 83 (2015): 922-930.
  2. Google Scholar, Crossref, Indexed at

  3. Saitô, Hazime, Isao Ando and Ayyalusamy Ramamoorthy. "Chemical shift tensor–the heart of NMR: insights into biological aspects of proteins." Prog Nucl Magn Reson Spectrosc 57 (2010): 181.
  4. Google Scholar, Crossref, Indexed at

  5. Sharp, Kim A., Vignesh Kasinath and A. Joshua Wand. "Banding 2of NMR‐derived methyl order parameters: Implications for protein dynamics." Proteins Struct Funct 82 (2014): 2106-2117.
  6. Google Scholar, Crossref, Indexed at

  7. Wand, A. Joshua. "The dark energy of proteins comes to light: conformational entropy and its role in protein function revealed by NMR relaxation." Curr Opin Struct Biol 23 (2013): 75-81. 
  8. Google Scholar, Crossref, Indexed at

  9. Sturtevant, Julian M. "Heat capacity and entropy changes in processes involving proteins." Proc Natl Acad Sci 74 (1977): 2236-2240.
  10. Google Scholar, Crossref, Indexed at

arrow_upward arrow_upward