An excerpt from REALITY LOST, a different documentary about quantum mechanics by Karol Jalochowski, the movie produced by Centre for Quantum Technologies at National University of Singapore. Artur Ekert on screen.

SYNOPSIS

When 20th century begun, a major shift took place in science. Scientists started making experiments with an unprecedented precision. Fiddle with single particles, atoms, and electrons.

And they got bewildered. Small objects seemed to have a sort of fuzzy properties. What's more - the very act of observing them, of measuring them, seemed to bring them to live, excavate them from a vague domain.

Equations of quantum mechanics were beautiful. They did generate astonishingly correct answers for mind boggling questions about the exotic micro world. But there was a price to pay. Objective reality had to go.

Was is regained?

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SCIENTISTS ON SCREEN

Dagomir Kaszlikowski
Physicist, theorist, Centre for Quantum Technologies, National University of Singapore

Artur Ekert
Physicist, theorist, director of Centre for Quantum Technologies, National University of Singapore; Professor of Quantum Physics, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford

Valerio Scarani
Physicist, theorist, Centre for Quantum Technologies, National University of Singapore

Christian Kurtsiefer
Physicist, experimentalist, Centre for Quantum Technologies, National University of Singapore

Charles Bennett
Physicist, information theorist and IBM Fellow at IBM Research.

Gilles Brassard
Physicist, theorist at Université de Montréal

Stephanie Wehner
Physicist, theorist, Centre for Quantum Technologies, National University of Singapore

Vlatko Vedral
Physicist, theorist, Centre for Quantum Technologies, National University of Singapore, and University of Oxford

WRITTEN AND FILMED BY
Karol Jalochowski

HOSTED BY
Dagomir Kaszlikowski

SUPPORTED BY
Artur Ekert

DANCE CHOREOGRAPHED AND PERFORMED BY
Strangeweather Movement Group
Segments adapted from the performance "The Spooky Action at a Distance"
Faye Lim
Bernice Lee
Christina Chan Jia Ai
Daniel Sahagun Sanchez - a physicists too

POTTERY SEQUENCES FILMED AT
Thow Kwang Industry

ARTWORKS BY
Steven Low Thia Kwang
Ng Yang Ce

MUSIC
Jessica Lurie Ensemble
"Baba Yaga's Seven League Boots", "Shop of Wild Dreams", "Dreamsville", "Hunger Artist Theme", "The 43rd Day", "Sleepwalker's Travel Guide", "Pinjur", "Grinch", "Z.I.P.A.", "For A Thousand Kisses (instrumental version)", "I Don't Care If I Don't Care (instrumental version)"

ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY
Dagomir Kaszlikowski

SOUND CO-RECORDED BY
Momo Lu Yin

PHOTOGRAPHS
European Laboratory for Particle Physics
Leo Baeck Institute
Krishnamurti Foundation Trust

MANY THANKS TO
Ewa, Kajtek, and Jedrek Jalochowski
Asanthi Shiyara Mendis
Akihito Soeda
Jenny Hogan

AND MANY THANKS FOR HOSPITALITY TO
Tan Teck Yoke and Yulianti Tan of Thow Kwang Industry Ltd.
Steven Low Thia Kwang
Ng Yang Ce

THANKS FOR ENCOURAGEMENT TO
Polityka Weekly

MOVIE GRANT BY
Centre for Quantum Techologies
National University of Singapore

FILMED IN SINGAPORE, 2013
MOVIE BLOG: quantum-dreams.com

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