Congratulations to Eric Culf for being awarded under the NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarships – Master’s program!
Eric intends to study how the notion of rigidity may be applied to extended nonlocal games. He will focus on two research questions:
- How must the definition of rigidity be altered to fit the paradigm of extended nonlocal games?
- Are some important (with known applications) extended nonlocal games rigid? These include the BB84 monogamy-of-entanglement game and its generalizations.
Research in this area would have implications to cryptography. Consider uncloneable encryption: if any state that allows one game to be won with high probability is not very good at winning another game, then the two games could be intermingled to produce a game with low winning probability, which would in turn give an encoding that cannot simultaneously be read by the intended recipient and an eavesdropper.