Video of the Week

Video of the Week

Video of the Week

Quantum Daughter

Video of the Week #79, February 14th, 2013: From: Quantum Shorts: Winners of the 2012 Competition by Jennifer Ouellette at Cocktail Party Physics . Source: Quantum Shorts 2012 "Quantum Daughter" is an animated short in which the daughter of Ernst Rutherford travels across the multiverse (via her Really Smart Phone's Parallel Universe App) trying to pick up enough "ID points" to renew her Quantum Computer Phone Contract. It's clever, witty, and the animation is really striking -- and it won a recent short film competition sponsored by the Centre for Quantum Technologies (CQT) at the National University in Singapore in partnership with New Scientist. Filmmakers were asked to submit three-minute videos inspired by fundamental concepts in quantum physics.

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