This is a narrow constriction in a ring of superconductor. Current can only move around the ring because of quantum laws; the apparatus provides a neat way to investigate the properties of quantum mechanics and is a technology to build qubits for quantum computers.
Entries to this year's Quantum Shorts will be watched by extraordinary physicists, filmmakers, artists and communicators.
The judging panel will decide the contest's top prizes. The shortlisting panel will review all submissions to choose up to ten for international screenings and awards. We're thrilled to have the people named here be part of this year's festival.
- Alex Winter, writer and filmmaker, most recently of award-winning documentary Deep Web
- Artur Ekert, Director of the Centre for Quantum Technologies, National University of Singapore
- Brian Greene, Professor of Theoretical Physics, Columbia University, best-selling author, and co-founder of the World Science Festival
- Eliene Augenbraun, Multimedia Managing Editor for Nature Research Group
- Honor Harger, Executive Director for ArtScience Museum, Singapore
- Jamie Lochhead, filmmaker and Executive Producer with Windfall Films
- Agnese Abrusci, Communications and Business Development Manager for the Quantum Science and Technology Institute, UCL, London
- Andrew Hanson, Outreach Manager, National Physical Laboratory, United Kingdom
- Ben Criger, post-doctoral researcher at QuTech in Delft, The Netherlands
- Dagomir Kaszlikowski, filmmaker and Associate Professor, Centre for Quantum Technologies, National University of Singapore
- David Gozzard, post-doctoral researcher at the Australian National University node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems
- David Hutchinson, director of the Dodd-Walls Centre for Photonic and Quantum Technologies, New Zealand
- Michael Brooks, journalist, broadcaster and author of books including Science(ish): The Peculiar Science behind the Movies
- Nina Ernst, Associate Director for Education and Programmes, ArtScience Museum, Singapore
- Peter Chua, public engagement and communications officer for QuantIC, the UK Quantum Technology Hub
- Spiros Michalakis, theoretical physicist at the Institute for Quantum Information and Matter, Caltech and scientific advisor for the Ant Man movies