Synchronous correlation matrices and Connes' embedding conjecture Academic Article uri icon


  • 2015 AIP Publishing LLC. The concept of synchronous quantum correlation matrices was introduced and these were shown to correspond to traces on certain C*-algebras. In particular, synchronous correlation matrices arose in their study of various versions of quantum chromatic numbers of graphs and other quantum versions of graph theoretic parameters. In this paper, we develop these ideas further, focusing on the relations between synchronous correlation matrices and microstates. We prove that Connes' embedding conjecture is equivalent to the equality of two families of synchronous quantum correlation matrices. We prove that if Connes' embedding conjecture has a positive answer, then the tracial rank and projective rank are equal for every graph. We then apply these results to more general non-local games.

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altmetric score

  • 12.572

author list (cited authors)

  • Dykema, K. J., & Paulsen, V.

citation count

  • 13

complete list of authors

  • Dykema, Kenneth J||Paulsen, Vern

publication date

  • January 2016