Inspired short films win quantum competition
24 January 2013
Please join us in congratulating the winners of the Quantum Shorts 2012 film competition, organised by the Centre for Quantum Technologies in partnership with New Scientist magazine. The prizes were announced on newscientist.com on 23 January.
Our panel of judges — physicists, film-makers and authors — commended the top-ten films. Jeremy Webb, editor-in-chief of New Scientist called the quality of the story-telling superb. "I am really impressed that quantum theory can inspire such creativity," he said.
CQT's director, Artur Ekert, said the constraints of the competition made it a real challenge. "Given that the subject matter is difficult I thought it was an interesting collection to watch."
Visit the winners' page on the Quantum Shorts website or the prize announcement on New Scientist's Culture Lab blog for links to all the prize-winning films and to read more of the judge's comments. Or skip straight to watching the top film as chosen by our judges: here is Quantum Daughter by GLeNKTV:
CQT organised the Quantum Shorts film competition as an outreach initiative to encourage participative, creative learning about quantum physics and to raise awareness of physics research in Singapore. The competition launched in July 2012 and closed to submissions in December, attracting nearly 50 entries from all over the world.
"We hope to run another instalment of Quantum Shorts this year, introducing a new twist," says CQT Outreach Manager Jenny Hogan. Subscribe to the Quantum Shorts mailing list to get the news.