2016 | UK | Documentary,Experimental,Data Visualization

Quantum Fluctuations

  • 4 mins
  • Director | Markos Kay

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In Quantum Fluctuations, particle simulations are used to visualise the distinct micro-events that occur in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) during a proton collision. Made as a series of conceptual experiments, the film aims to show the complexity and abstract nature of these unobservable aspects of the world that create concrete reality.

Quantum mechanics, high energy particle physics, standard model, copenhagen interpretation, elementary particles, emergence, complexity theory, information theory, simulations, The quantum world is impossible to observe directly and visualisations of quantum interactions have been forbidden since the time of Heisenberg. The presence and properties of elementary particles are ascertained by measuring the minute changes they make on instruments such as the LHC which are then compared to data collected from supercomputer simulations. It is perhaps the most indirect method of observation imaginable, an abstract form of observation mediated by computer simulations. 

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