The squashed entanglement of a quantum channel
(http://arxiv.org/abs/1310.0129) by Masahiro Takeoka (1,2), Saikat Guha (2), and Mark M. Wilde (3)
- National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, 4-2-1 Nukuikita, Koganei, Tokyo 184-8795, Japan
- Quantum Information Processing Group, Raytheon BBN Technologies, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
- Hearne Institute for Theoretical Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Center for Computation and Technology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803, USA
This is one in a long series of papers that lie about the origins of Squashed Entanglement. The paper attributes the invention of squashed entanglement to Christandl and Winter. This is an outright lie, as one can easily establish by consulting arXiv.
As the Wikipedia article on squashed entanglement clearly documents, giving pertinent arXiv references, I had submitted to arXiv about 5 papers on squashed entanglement, giving the EXACT modern definition, and I had even written a C++ computer program to calculate it, about 3 years before Christandl-Winter wrote their first paper on it. (although I didn’t call it squashed entanglement, I just called it a generalization of the definition given by Bennett, et al. of entanglement of formation for mixed states, not a very catchy name I must admit, although I don’t think the name squashed entanglement is much of an improvement). I had also sent email to Winter pointing out my papers to him before he wrote his paper with Christandl about squashed entanglement.
It seems that Masahiro Takeoka, Saikat Guha, Mark M. Wilde are doing this to hurt me because they are dumb, unethical, nasty thugs. They are too dumb to realize that their paper in no way detracts from my work. All their paper does is to hurt their own reputation, by giving tangible evidence that they are dishonest scientists and immoral people. And now that this paper is on arXiv, this evidence will follow them for eternity. The duration of the punishment is extremely harsh, but it’s not my fault. Blame Paul Ginsparg, main arXiv inventor (?), for it 🙂