Since the predictions of quantum theory have been right in every experiment ever done, many researchers think it is the best guide we have to the nature of reality. Unfortunately, that still leaves room for plenty of ideas about what reality really is!
Entries to this year's Quantum Shorts will be read by extraordinary physicists, writers and communicators.
The judging panel will decide the contest's top prizes. The shortlisting panel will review all submissions to choose up to ten short stories for the top prizes. We're thrilled to have the people named here be part of this year's festival.
- Chad Orzel, physics professor at Union College in the US and author of books including Einstein: The Exotic Physics of Everyday Objects
- Andrew Hanson, outreach manager at the UK's National Physical Laboratory
- Ben McAllister, a scientist and science communicator working with the ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems
- David Hutchinson, director of the Dodd-Walls Centre for Photonic and Quantum Technologies, New Zealand
- Floor van Riggelen, an experimental physicist and PhD candidate at QuTech
- Jenny Hogan, manages outreach and media relations for the Centre for Quantum Technologies in Singapore
- John Donohue, scientific outreach manager at the Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo, Canada
- Michael Brooks, author, journalist and broadcaster
- Mindy Tan, librarian at Singapore's National Library Board
- Ruth Hardy, Communications and Outreach Officer for the UK Quantum Communications Hub
- Spiros Michalakis, theoretical physicist at the Institute for Quantum Information and Matter, Caltech and scientific advisor for the Ant Man movies