“Crazy enough”, “visually very exciting”, “compelling from the start”, “beautiful cinematography”: this is what members of the Quantum Shorts festival shortlisting panel had to say about films selected for screening.
Professor Michael Biercuk's lab, Chief Investigator at the University of Sydney node for the ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems, has demonstrated it is possible to overcome the most significant hurdle to building reliable quantum technologies, in a major technical achievement. The research is published in Nature Communications.
On November 30th, more than 100,000 people participated in the BIG Bell Test, a global experiment to test the laws of quantum physics. Participants were able to complete more than half a million levels of the video game that generated more than 90 million bits, a number that tripled the initial expectations of the scientific team leading the project
Macquarie University researchers have demonstrated a new technique exploiting the presence of foreign atoms within a diamond crystal, using light to affect the motion of the entire nanoparticle – opening the door to applying powerful quantum technologies to the manipulation of ultrasmall nanoparticles and an unprecedented degree of control at the nanoscale.
Researchers produced the 0.1 mm images to demonstrate their control of a physics state known as a Bose-Einstein condensate, at a microscopic scale, as part of an ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems project.
In a scientific first, a team of researchers from Macquarie University and the University of Vienna have developed a new technique to measure molecular properties – forming the basis for improvements in scientific instruments like telescopes, and with the potential to speed up the development of pharmaceuticals.
Quantum Shorts 2016 invites submissions for its short film festival. Films should be inspired by or related to the themes and ideas of quantum physics, using the field’s science, history, philosophy or technology as a springboard for narrative or abstract films of no more than 5 minutes in length.