Quantum information theory with black boxes

Colloquium | Wednesday, November 22, 2017 | 16:30:00
Antonio Acin

Device-independent quantum information processing represents a new framework for quantum information applications in which devices are just seen as quantum black boxes processing classical information. This level of abstraction makes device-independent protocols especially relevant for cryptographic applications, as existing quantum hacking attacks become impossible. After introducing the key ideas and concepts needed for the definition of the device-independent scenario, we review the main results and open questions and discuss how these techniques apply to many-body systems.