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  • Date and time: Saturday 12 June 2021, 6pm to 7.15pm
  • Location: Online only
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

Event details

 From a crime solved using quantum clues to a comedic take on quantum superposition, we present a special screening of the top ten shortlisted films of the international Quantum Shorts Festival.

The short five-minute films, all inspired by quantum physics include live action, puppeteering and animation, across a range of genres. Watching films that will make you laugh out loud and others that will open up your imagination, you will see how science meets art in fun and creative ways.

The Quantum Shorts Festival is organised by the Centre for Quantum Technologies at the National University of Singapore, with media partners Nature and Scientific American and an international network of scientific and screening partners.

This event, organised by the UK Quantum Communications Hub, will involve University of York physicist Tim Spiller providing a brief introduction into the key concepts of quantum physics, followed by a screening of all ten shortlisted films, each with brief commentary on their individual take on quantum.

Grab your popcorn and join us on this quantum journey!


This is a YouTube Premiere event. You’ll be sent a link to the screening a couple of days before it takes place, as well as a reminder an hour before.

About the speaker

Professor Tim Spiller moved to York in 2014 as founding Director of the York Centre for Quantum Technologies and he is now also Director of the UK Quantum Communications Hub. Prior to this he was at the University of Leeds in the roles of Head of the Quantum Information Group and Director of Research for the School of Physics and Astronomy.  Prior to 2009 Tim was Director of Quantum Information Processing (QIP) Research at HP Labs Bristol – an activity that he established in 1995 – and a Hewlett-Packard Distinguished Scientist. He has spent more than 35 years researching quantum theory, superconducting systems and quantum hardware and technologies. He led HP’s strategy on the commercialisation of QIP research, is an inventor on 25 patents linked to quantum technologies and applications, and was additionally a consultant inside HP on networking, communications and nanotechnology.


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