Analytical Approach to Parallel Repetition

Computer Science/Discrete Mathematics Seminar I
Topic:Analytical Approach to Parallel Repetition
Speaker:Irit Dinur
Affiliation:Weizmann Institute; Radcliffe institute
Date:Monday, April 15
Time/Room:11:15am - 12:15pm/S-101
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We propose an “analytical” framework for studying parallel repetitions of one-round two-prover games. We define a new relaxation of the value of a game, val+, and prove that it is both multiplicative and a good approximation for the true value of the game. These two properties imply Raz's parallel repetition theorem as val(G^k) ~ val+(G^k) = val+(G)^k ~ val(G)^k Using this approach, we will describe a reasonably simple proof for the NP-hardness for label-cover(1,delta), the starting point of many inapproximability results. We also discuss some new results, including * parallel repetition for small-soundness games * a new reduction from general to projection games * a tight bound for few repetitions matching Raz's counterexample. Based on joint work with David Steurer.