In 1975, Stephen Hawking showed that the principles of quantum mechanics would mean that a black hole emits a slow stream of particles and would eventually evaporate.
Schrödinger dreamed up a cat that, thanks to quantum physics, is both alive and dead. Einstein worried about spooky action at a distance. Now Google is trying to build a quantum computer and we can communicate secretly using quantum particles. This is not even a century of progress in quantum physics. It sounds like science fiction, but that's your job. We asked you to pick up the threads of this story and tell a new tale - and wow, you responded! The contest received over 400 entries. After careful deliberation by our panels of expert judges and a public vote to decide a People's Choice prize, we have four winning stories. We are delighted to present the winning stories to you along with some of the judges' comments, interviews with the authors and original artwork.
Eleanor Wong has pursued parallel careers in media and law. As a playwright and poet in Singapore, she is best known for her trilogy of plays Invitiation to treat (2003). Eleanor was writer-in-residence at the Centre for Quantum Technologies in 2014. During this time, she worked on a new play drawing inspiration from ideas and themes in the quantum world to inform and illumine ordinary life. Eleanor is also an Associate Professor of Law at the National University of Singapore, where she is Vice Dean of Student Affairs and Director of the Legal Skills Programme.