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Efficiency of non-locality protocols

Student-Run Applied & Math Seminar

Speaker: Robert Sanders
Location: 2112 MSB
Start time: Wed, Feb 1 2017, 12:10PM

A pair of quantum probabilistic systems can exhibit correlations that are impossible in classical probability theory. This fact is encapsulated in the famous Bell's theorem, which can be demonstrated with procedures called non-locality protocols. These non-locality protocols can be described in game theoretic terms and assigned a notion of efficiency measuring the degree to which the underlying probability distribution deviates from what is possible classically. After an overview of the framework for non-commutative probability, some well known non-locality protocols and their efficiencies will be discussed.



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