Friday, November 16 2018
15:30 - 17:00

Room 117

Operational Framework for Nonlocality

Amit Mukherjee


Because of the importance of entanglement for quantum information purposes, a framework has been developed for its characterization and quantification as a resource based on the following operational principle: entanglement among N parties cannot be created by local operations and classical communication, even when N−1 parties collaborate. More recently, nonlocality has been identified as another resource, alternative to entanglement and necessary for device-independent quantum information protocols. We introduce an operational framework for nonlocality based on a similar principle: nonlocality among N parties cannot be created by local operations and allowed classical communication even when N−1 parties collaborate. We then show that the standard definition of multipartite nonlocality, due to Svetlichny, is inconsistent with this operational approach: according to it, genuine tripartite nonlocality could be created by two collaborating parties. We finally discuss alternative definitions for which consistency is recovered.

This talk is based on a paper by Rodrigo Gallego, Lars Erik Würflinger, Antonio Acín, and Miguel Navascués, and published in: Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 070401 (2012).

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