Andrew has been an artist, botanist, filmmaker, musician, theatrical producer and for the last 12 years, Outreach Manager at the UK's National Physical Laboratory (NPL). Much of his professional life was spent as a metrologist (measurement scientist) working in the ‘Quantum Metrology’ group as a senior researcher. Managing the explaining of NPL’s science to the masses has included overseeing and judging many film, poster and essay competitions. He has won awards for his own educational filmmaking work. In 2019 he received an MBE for services to STEM education.
Ben is a scientist and science communicator working with the ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems. His work focuses on applications of quantum technology to fundamental physics, primarily the detection and study of dark matter.
Dagomir is a theoretical physicist and a filmmaker. As a Principal Investigator and Associate Professor at the Centre for Quantum Technologies, National University of Singapore, he does research on the foundations of quantum theory. Topics he's interested in include contextuality and the quantum-classical boundary. As a filmmaker and movie-buff, his tastes tend to noir. He won top prize in a 2014 physics video contest by the Foundational Questions Institute (FQXi) for a thriller with a physics theme. Short films he's made that are not about physics have been selected for international festivals including the LA Shorts Fest.
As director of the Dodd-Walls Centre for Photonic and Quantum Technologies – a New Zealand national Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE) - David is dedicated to educational outreach, while providing strong support for industry engagement and leadership of research activities across the Centre’s five member universities. He’s initiated and led a successful public engagement partnership with the Otago Museum - of which he has been a board member since 2008 – as well as with other museums, schools and agencies throughout New Zealand. David is also a professor in the University of Otago’s Department of Physics, doing research in theoretical quantum physics. He is a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Physics, a Fellow of the Institute of Physics (UK) and a member of the Institute of Directors of New Zealand.
Jenny is the manager of outreach and media relations at the Centre for Quantum Technologies in Singapore. She has led the organisation of the Quantum Shorts contests since they began in 2012. Earlier in life, she studied physics at the University of Cambridge and worked as a science journalist in the UK for publications including Nature and New Scientist.
Jerome is the Moving Images programmer at the ArtScience Museum in Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. Previously co-curator and marketing director for indie cinema The Projector, Jerome most recently curated and produced the Singapore Biennale’s first ever live ‘expanded cinema’ experience with artists Takashi Makino, Gideon Kiers and Hilary Jeffery in Dec 2019 titled Inconsolable Ghost. In a bid to continue exploring and presenting multiple forms in which film could take, Jerome joined the ArtScience Museum in Feb 2020.
John is the Scientific Outreach Manager at the Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo. John's job is to take university research out of the labs and off the whiteboards and make it accessible to students and teachers across Canada. John holds a PhD in Physics from the University of Waterloo, with a research specialization in single- and entangled-photon sources, ultrafast measurement, and quantum nonlinear optics.
Joshua is a senior researcher at QuTech. Originally from Canada, where he did his PhD on the quantum internet, he has worked around Europe in Austria, Germany and now the Netherlands where as an experimental physicist he’s worked in quantum gravity, the quantum measurement problem, gotten entangled with his measurement devices, and now on quantum cryptography for the Netherlands. He’s spoken on quantum technologies for high school teachers, organized outreach days for high school students, and written PR material for his Universities. As a movie and sci-fi novels buff, he’s been a judge of youth works in Canada, hands out Clarke books for presents every Christmas, and inspired by the films of Canadian filmmaker Villeneuve.
Michael, who holds a PhD in quantum physics, is an author, journalist and broadcaster. He is a consultant at New Scientist and the author of numerous books including The Quantum Astrologer’s Handbook, Hollywood Wants to Kill You and the bestselling non-fiction title 13 Things That Don't Make Sense. He co-hosts the award-winning podcast Science(ish), which delves into the science behind popular culture.
Having studied Experimental Physics at the University of York and subsequently gone on to teach Physics to secondary school students for a number of years, Ruth’s passion for the subject has never waned. Ruth has a fondness for quantum physics; in particular the quirks and the counterintuitive nature of quantum are what she loves most. Her interest in the area was first sparked when she began reading quantum literature as a secondary school student herself. Ruth is now the Communications and Outreach Officer for the UK Quantum Communications Hub and her role is to communicate the exciting and far reaching applications of quantum technologies to the wider community.
Spiros grew up in Greece, solving math puzzles and playing video games with his brothers. After high school, he moved to Boston to study Math and Computer Science at MIT, before coming to sunny California for his PhD in Applied Mathematics at UC Davis. He is now at Caltech, where he splits his time between research on theoretical quantum physics and outreach for the Institute for Quantum Information and Matter. In the academic world, he is best known for his work on the Quantum Hall Effect. He was a scientific advisor for the film Ant Man and is one of the creators of qCraft for Minecraft, a mod that brings the principles of quantum physics to the Minecraft game. He was also the instigator of the short film Anyone Can Quantum (2016), a viral hit that featured a quantum chess match between Stephen Hawking and Paul Rudd.
Yvonne is a Principal Investigator at the Centre for Quantum Technologies developing state-of-the-art hardware for quantum information processing. In 2019, Yvonne was named one of the Innovators Under 35 (Asia Pacific) by MIT Tech Review for her work in developing crucial building blocks for quantum computers. She was also awarded the National Research Foundation Fellowship (Class 2020) to start a new research initiative in Singapore focusing on building modular quantum devices with superconducting circuits. Yvonne earned her doctorate from Yale University from the group of Robert J. Schoelkopf. Outside the lab, Yvonne plays an active role in the quantum ecosystem through public talks, popular science writing, and community-building events.