Ideas at the heart of quantum theory, to do with randomness and the character of the molecules that make up the physical matter of our brains, lead some researchers to suggest humans can’t have free will.
We will be updating this page as new venues join the Quantum Shorts film festival. Each of our scientific partners will be organising screenings of shortlisted films in their vicinity. Please check back later or sign up for our newsletter for updates.
Event dates: 22-26 February, 2-3 March
ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands is a major cultural institution in Singapore that explores the intersection between art, science, technology and culture. An iconic presence along the Marina Bay waterfront, the museum presents exhibitions and programmes to deliver stories about art and science using a combination of intellectual discussion, education, beautiful design, and intriguing interactive content. Since its opening in 2011, ArtScience Museum has staged large-scale exhibitions by some of the world’s major artists, including Leonardo da Vinci, Salvador Dalí, Andy Warhol and Vincent Van Gogh, as well as exhibitions on physics, paleontology, biology and other scientific topics.
Event date: tbc
Glasgow Science Centre (GSC) is a 5-star visitor experience dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of science to our well-being, our economy and our society. Opened in 2001 as part of the Millennium Projects, GSC exists to develop:
- Scientific Literacy: to help people access and understand the science that affects their daily lives;
- Skills and Careers: to inspire the next generation of scientists and innovators;
- Science as Culture: to help people discover and enjoy the wonder of science.
GSC is home to over 450 interactive exhibits, a digital planetarium, science show theatre, IMAX cinema, teaching laboratory and maker space. Covering all aspects of science, we have a comprehensive learning and events programme for families, school children, young people and adults; all delivered by our dedicated staff.
On an annual basis we engage with over 420,000 participants through our in-reach and outreach activities. In addition, we have over 13,000 season ticket holders and over 600 groups in our community membership programme. We work in partnership with local and national government, academia, industry and third sector organisations to deliver programmes and initiatives that support a variety of agendas – health, energy policy, innovation & skills, environment, attainment and digital learning.
The Otago Museum, Dunedin, New Zealand will host a screening organised in collaboration with the Dodd-Walls Centre for Photonic and Quantum Technologies.
Event dates: to be confirmed
Otago Museum shares the natural, cultural, and scientific stories of Otago, Aotearoa New Zealand and the world.
We began as a small collection of rocks in 1868. Over 150 years, our collections and purpose have evolved, growing to more than 1.5 million objects available for research and examination as well as for display in public galleries and exhibitions. Knowledge has the power to break down barriers, inspire change and spark creativity so we use these objects to tell our visitors more about the world – from here in Dunedin to deep space, from millions of years ago to envelope-pushing research.
Our galleries now include Tūhura, which boasts a planetarium, a tropical forest, a laser-activated digital gallery, and the award-winning Otago Community Trust Science Centre — which with 45 interactive exhibits, makes understanding science hands-on and fun.