Joel J. Wallman (University of Waterloo)
Recent research has demonstrated that in many cases, the technological usefulness of quantum mechanical effects is directly related to specific counter-intuitive phenomena. Most notably, it has been shown that contextuality and nonlocality can be quantified as resources in specific models of quantum computation. I will discuss issues that arise when one tries to quantify resources that arise within the standard circuit model of quantum computation and a formal way of quantifying resources based on epsilon nets and a generic simulation framework. In particular, I will argue that resources should be quantified in the pure state formalism only, and that any counter-intuitive phenomena related to the resources should also be framed with respect to the pure state formalism.