On the computational complexity of detecting possibilistic locality

ABSTRACT

The proofs of quantum nonlocality due to GHZ and Hardy are quantitatively different from that of Bell insofar as they rely only on a consideration of whether events are possible or impossible, rather than relying on specific experimental probabilities. Here, we consider the computational task of determining whether or not a given table of possibilities constitutes a departure from possibilistic local realism. By considering the case in which one party has access to measurements with two outcomes and the other three, it is possible to see at exactly which point this task becomes computationally difficult.

Andrew Simmons

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