Université de Sherbrooke
Talks by Dominic Mayers
Superselection rules are limitations on the physically realizable quantum operations that can be carried out by a local agent. For example, it is impossible to create or destroy an isolated particle that carries locally conserved charges, such as an electrically charged particle, a fermion, or (in a two dimensional medium) an anyon. Recently, Popescu has suggested that superselection rules might have interesting implications for the security of quantum cryptographic protocols.