Wigner and Yanase introduced in 1963 the Wigner-Yanase entropy defined as minus the skew information of a state with respect to a conserved observable. They proved that the Wigner-Yanase entropy is a concave function in the state and conjectured that it is subadditive with respect to the aggregation of possibly interacting subsystems. While this turned out to be true for the quantum-mechanical entropy, we negate the conjecture for the Wigner-Yanase entropy by providing a counter example.
- Wigner-Yanase entropy
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- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
- Mathematical Physics