Talks by Dominic Mayers

Superselection Rules and Quantum Protocols

Dominic Mayers Université de Sherbrooke
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.