RESEARCH TOPIC
 
Quantum protocols: non-local correlations permit the certified generation of randomness

Quantum information protocols

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The main scientific goal of this project is to understand how quantum effects can be exploited to design novel information protocols with no classical analogue or to improve existing realizations of relevant information protocols. A special emphasis will be given to quantum communication and quantum cryptography, especially in the device-independent scenario. In this scenario, information protocols are designed in such a way that their performance is independent of the devices used in the implementation. Research objectives for this part are:

(i) understand the possibilities and limitation of device-independent quantum information protocols and their possible relaxations,
(ii) study how quantum resources can be exploited in other physically relevant scenarios, such as sensing,
(iii) propose experimental platforms for the implementations of the previous theoretical solutions. Collaborations with experimentalists at ICFO are envisaged.