03 Feb '12, 10pm

Thinker, diver, pilot, code breaker

In the first of a series of interviews with scientists under the National Research Foundation umbrella, Paul Gilfeather meets quantum physicist Artur Ekert, whose passion for life matches his passion for atoms. SINGAPORE - Living in a "quantum world" has made scientist Artur Ekert a very laid-back individual indeed. His focus appears absolute, while his outward persona is positively Zen-like. The world in which he inhabits is a mysterious parallel dimension of mathematical equations, photons of light and atoms invisible to the naked eye. The quantum physicist is equally passionate about the real world - or the three-dimensional world, as he calls it. This, he believes, is best enjoyed in a single-engine plane thousands of metres up in the air, or scuba diving in tropical waters. I met the founding director of the National University of Singapore's Centre for Quantum Techno...

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