A new and growing field that explores whether many biological processes depend on uniquely quantum processes to work. Under particular scrutiny at the moment are photosynthesis, smell and the navigation of migratory birds.
“It takes colossal imagination to wrap your head around quantum physics and dream up new technologies. Who better to explore these ideas than writers of fiction?” says Artur Ekert, Director of the Centre for Quantum Technologies in Singapore and a judge for Quantum Shorts since day one. These stories were our favourites of the many hundreds of responses to our calls for flash fiction inspired by quantum physics. Enjoy exploring. Imaginary worlds are waiting for you.