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In classical and quantum information theory, operational quantities such as the amount of ran-domness that can be extracted from a given source or the amount of space needed to store given data are normally characterized by one of two entropy measures, called smooth min-entropy and smooth max-entropy, respectively. While both entropies are equal to the von(More)
2010 ii Acknowledgments This thesis would never have been possible without the support of many people. First of all I would like to thank Stefan Wolf who has been a great advisor, giving us a lot of freedom in our research. Still, his door was always open for discussions. I would like to thank Renato Renner for an intense and fruitful collaboration which(More)
Device-independent quantum key distribution is the task of using uncharacterized quantum devices to establish a shared key between two users. If a protocol is secure regardless of the device behaviour, it can be used to generate a shared key even if the supplier of the devices is malicious. To date, all device-independent quantum key distribution protocols(More)
According to quantum theory, measurements generate random outcomes, in stark contrast with classical mechanics. This raises the question of whether there could exist an extension of the theory that removes this indeterminism, as suspected by Einstein, Podolsky and Rosen. Although this has been shown to be impossible, existing results do not imply that the(More)
Alice is a charismatic quantum cryptographer who believes her parties are unmissable; Bob is a 1 glamorous string theorist who believes he is an indispensable guest. To prevent possibly traumatic collisions of self-perception and reality, their social code requires that decisions about invitation or acceptance be made via a cryptographically secure variable(More)
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