Alex Winter is a director, writer and actor who has worked across film, television and theater. He came to prominence in movies such as Warner Bros’ hit The Lost Boys and the wildly popular Bill & Ted franchise. As a filmmaker, Winter’s narrative features include the cult classic Freaked and the critically acclaimed Fever. In 2019, he released two new documentary feature films; The Panama Papers, about the biggest global corruption scandal in history and the journalists who worked in secret and at great risk to break the story, and Trust Machine, about the rise of bitcoin and the blockchain. Previous documentary work includes Deep Web and Downloaded. He directed two quantum short films working with Caltech, the viral hits Anyone can Quantum and Quantum is Calling. In 2020, his documentary Showbiz Kids premiered on HBO and he completed Zappa, the first all-access documentary on the life and times of Frank Zappa. Winter has also returned to screens as William "Bill" S. Preston Esq. in the highly anticipated third instalment in the Bill & Ted franchise, Bill & Ted Face The Music.
Honor Harger is the Executive Director for ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. A curator from New Zealand, she has a strong interest in artistic uses of technologies and in science as part of culture. Honor brings with her over 15 years of experience of working at the intersection between art, science and technology. She is responsible for charting the overall direction and strategy for ArtScience Museum. Prior to joining Marina Bay Sands, she was the artistic director of Lighthouse in Brighton, United Kingdom, from 2010 to 2014. In that role, Honor curated projects which showed the cultural impact of scientific ideas, such as Laboratory Life, Invisible Fields and Solar System. She also organised exhibitions by artists such as Trevor Paglen, Timo Arnall and David Blandy, commissioned new work by Semiconductor, Hide&Seek, The Otolith Group and James Bridle, and co-founded Brighton Digital Festival. Through her career, Honor has held several key appointments in the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia, and has curated many international exhibitions and events around the world. From 2009-2010 she was guest curator of Transmediale, an international festival of art and digital culture in Berlin. From 2004–2008, she was the director of the AV Festival, the UK’s largest biennial of media art, film and music. She was the first webcasting curator for Tate Modern in London from 2000-2003, where she also curated events and concerts on art and technology.
Jamie Lochhead is a Director and Executive Producer with Windfall Films. He recently wrote and directed Einstein's Quantum Riddle, an award-winning documentary about quantum entanglement for NOVA, the U.S. Public Broadcasting Service's flagship science program, and the BBC. His projects have won numerous accolades, including a BAFTA award for the series Inside Nature’s Giants, the AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Silver Award for Ozone Hole: How We Saved the Planet, and two Emmy nominations for Inside Einstein’s Mind.
José Ignacio Latorre was appointed Director of the Centre for Quantum Technologies in July 2020. He is also Professor and Provost’s Chair in the National University of Singapore's Department of Physics. A leading figure in particle physics and quantum information, José Ignacio joined CQT, NUS from the University of Barcelona. He has been heading a research group at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center to build the first quantum processor in Spain. He is one of the founders of the NNPDF collaboration for research on high-energy physics. José Ignacio is also the founder and director coordinator of the Centro de Ciencias de Benasque Pedro Pascual. José Ignacio produced two documentaries, one of them on the last voice of the Manhattan Project, and was one of the curators of the exhibition, Quantum, held at the CCCB in 2019.
Lindy is a senior lecturer in science communication at the Centre for the Public Awareness of Science (CPAS), the Australian National University. She has published extensively on representations of science in fiction, including in Springer’s Encyclopedia of Science Education and international journals such as Sex Roles, Public Understanding of Science, and Journal of Popular Television. In 2013 she edited the book Doctor Who and Race (Intellect), which included a group of essays on links between race and science in Doctor Who, and with Marcus Harmes she is co-editor of the forthcoming volume Doctor Who and Science (McFarland, 2020). In 2010 she pioneered CPAS’s undergraduate and postgraduate course ‘Science in Popular Fiction’ and taught it from 2010-2017, being awarded the 2013 ANU Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence partly on its basis. Find out more at her work and personal websites.
Mark Levinson is the director and producer of the award-winning documentary feature Particle Fever about the discovery of the Higgs boson at the Large Hadron Collider experiment outside of Geneva. Before embarking on a film career, Mark earned a B.Sc. in Physics from Brown University and a PhD in theoretical particle physics from the University of California at Berkeley. In the film world, he first became a specialist in the post-production writing and recording of dialogue known as ADR, working on over 40 films including The English Patient, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Cold Mountain, Seven, The Rainmaker, The Social Network. His directorial debut was the fiction film Prisoner of Time, a story about two former Russian dissident artists after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Most recently, he wrote/produced/directed the hybrid film, The Bit Player, about Claude Shannon, “The Father of Information Theory.” Mark won the inaugural Stephen Hawking Medal for Science Communication and the inaugural Robert E. Sievers Leonardo da Vinci Award for working in the cross-disciplinary realms of art and science. He is currently adapting Richard Powers’s award-winning novel, The Gold Bug Variations, into a feature film.