We hope you’ve watched and enjoyed our ten Quantum Shorts finalists. For the filmmakers, the wait is over: the judges have deliberated on how to award our top prizes and over 1,000 of you have voted to decide the People’s Choice prize.
Quantum entanglement is one of the most counterintuitive features of quantum mechanics and at the heart of ground-breaking applications such as quantum computation. Yet, determining whether a large quantum system is entangled or not has proven extremely challenging.
“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.