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Quantum physics caught on film

14 February 2013

The winners of the inaugural competition

A love story and a tale about crossing universes were among the winning entries to the inaugural Quantum Short Film Competition or Quantum Shorts 2012. Organised by the Centre for Quantum Technologies (CQT) at NUS, the competition aimed to raise interest in quantum theory showing how the world works as well as research on quantum technologies.

Depicting their interpretation of quantum physics, the first prize went to "Quantum Daughter" with "Alice in Quantumland" and "Heisenberg" as runners-up. The Singapore schools prize went to "Cat in the Box". The entries were showcased on the website of New Scientist, a well-known science and technology magazine. New Scientist was the competition's official media partner.

The videos were judged by a panel comprising illustrious physicists, film-makers and writers. This included Professor Artur Ekert, Director of CQT and Lee Kong Chian Centennial Professor at NUS, and Associate Professor Lonce Wyse, Director of the Arts and Creativity Lab at NUS' Interactive and Digital Media Institute and faculty member at the Department of Communications and New Media, as well as Mr Jeremy Webb, Editor-in-Chief of New Scientist.

Prof Ekert said: "Given that the subject matter is difficult, I thought it was an interesting collection to watch."

To view the entries, click here