EVENT: The Big Bell Test

30th November 2016 was your chance to use your free will to test quantum physics, while also learning about parallel universes and uncrackable cryptography. Recorded on this date Professor Howard Wiseman and Professor Geoff Pryde from Griffith University’s Centre for Quantum Dynamics explained what the world-wide Big Bell Test is all about and how your free will will be used in quantum physics experiments across the globe.

On the evening they discussed some exciting Griffith research in this area, including:

  • understanding quantum effects as interacting parallel universes
  • building uncrackable quantum crypto-systems
  • controlling the quantum world one photon or one particle at a time.

Find out more about the Big Bell test, and enter in your freely chosen random numbers and donate your free will to test quantum physics as it’s never been tested before!

This event was live streamed on our YouTube channel.


The Director of Griffith’s Centre for Quantum Dynamics, Professor Howard Wiseman

Professor Howard Wiseman
Director, Centre for Quantum Dynamics – Griffith University

Professor Howard Wiseman is an Australian theoretical quantum physicist. He completed his PhD on quantum measurement and feedback theory, at the University of Queensland, in 1994. After a postdoc in Auckland, he returned to Queensland in 1996. He has been at Griffith University since 1999, and has been the Director of the Centre for Quantum Dynamics there since 2007.

Howard is best known for his work in quantum information, quantum foundations, and quantum measurement and control. He is least known for his work in Arthurian history and literature, which he nevertheless also hold dear.

Howard has written two books and over 200 refereed journal papers. He has won a number of national prizes including the 1994 Bragg Medal, the 2003 Pawsey Medal, and the 2003 Malcolm McIntosh Medal. He has been elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, a Fellow of the American Physical Society, and a Fellow of the Optical Society of America.


Professor Geoff Pryde, from Griffith’s Centre for Quantum Dynamics

Professor Geoff Pryde 
Deputy Director, Centre for Quantum Dynamics – Griffith University

Geoff Pryde is an experimental quantum physicist who works with photons – single particles of light. He investigates the fundamentals of quantum physics and how quantum systems can be harnessed to develop new technologies such as ultrafast computers, ultrasecure messaging and ultraprecise measurement tools. He’s fascinated by the weird quantum world and how that weirdness is useful.

Geoff is a Research Program Manager in the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology, a major initiative that links world-leading Australian groups with each other and with international partners to perform cutting-edge quantum science and technology research.

He enjoys training the next generation of research, science and technology leaders through research projects and in the classroom.

In 2014, Geoff Pryde was awarded the Pawsey Medal of the Australian Academy of Science for outstanding research in Physics.



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