Sydney Quantum Shorts screening and Q&A wrap-up

On the 19 October EQUS was delighted to partner with the Chau Chak Wing Museum at The University of Sydney to host a screening of the finalists of the Quantum Shorts film competition.

More than 40 members of the public were treated to popcorn as they viewed the short film entries in the Nelson Meers Foundation Auditorium.

Following the screening, the audience had the opportunity to explore the film content and quantum science with our expert research panel: Research Fellow Dr Salini Karuvade (USYD), Research Fellow Dr Cyril Laplane (MQ), Associate Investigator Dr Zixin Huang (MQ), and PhD student (soon-to-be Dr) Mark Webster (USYD).  Questions explored interpretations of quantum mechanics, entanglement generation, and how these and other concepts were explored in the films.

Thanks to the EQUS Public Engagement committee, Dinethri Aluwihare and the Chau Chak Wing Museum public programs team for organising the event.

Quantum Shorts is an international competition that showcases quantum-inspired short films.  It is organised by the Centre for Quantum Technologies in Singapore, with media partners Scientific American and Nature, and scientific partners EQUS, the Dodd-Walls Centre for Photonic and Quantum Technologies, the Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo, Canada, the Institute for Quantum Information and Matter at Caltech, QuTech, and the UK National Quantum Technologies Programme.  The shortlisted films are available to watch on the Quantum Shorts website (

Major funding support

Australian Research Council

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