In 1923 Arthur Compton shone X-rays onto a block of graphite and found that they bounced off with their energy reduced exactly as would be expected if they were composed of particles colliding with electrons in the graphite. This was the first indication of radiation’s particle-like nature.
We've announced the winners in the current Quantum Shorts film festival. Read about the three prize-winning films here and watch all the finalists below. As judge Alex Winter says, "Each film was clever and inventive, and together they illustrate how inspiring and varied quantum science can be for story tellers.”