Learn How To Play Quantum Chess By Watching Stephen Hawking And Paul Rudd’s Battle


quantum chess_stephen-hawking-face-acteur-paul-ruddShort Bytes: To prove that he’s capable enough to save the world, Paul Rudd has challenged Stephen Hawking in a game of quantum chess. This epic battle was portrayed in a short film made by Caltech’s Institute for Quantum Information and Matter (IQIM). Watch the video and find out who wins this game.

So, who would win in a game of quantum chess — the world-renowned theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, or Paul Rudd, the Ant-Man himself? This game was organized to check the understanding of Paul Rudd about the quantum intricacies before he could determine the future of humanity.

To promote a seminar on quantum computing at Caltech’s Institute for Quantum Information and Matter (IQIM), this battle was shot in a short film called Anyone Can Quantum. 

If Stephen Hawking and Paul Rudd can’t get you excited, there’s more to this story. This battle is sponsored by Keanu Reeves living 700 years sin the future. He contacts Paul Rudd and asks him to challenge Stephen Hawking.

So, what are the rules of quantum chess???

While many people already found the rules of usual chess too much to grasp, quantum chess takes this thing to a whole new level. Imagine the chess board and its pieces infused with the unpredictable characteristics of quantum mechanics. This game demands you to ditch your preconceived chess strategies and rely more on probability. Here, your pieces can exist in multiple states until they are made to collapse into a single state by some action.

According to the filmmakers, quantum chess is “a version of the classic game of strategy that follows the rules of probability and uncertainty and treats each piece as a quantum particle.”

If you are still having doubts about this game, wait for some time. Caltech’s version of quantum chess should be made available to the public soon.

I won’t be telling you the outcome of this epic battle that was live-tweeted by the likes Barack Obama, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Will Ferrel, and Pope Francis. Watch the video here to find out the outcome:

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Adarsh Verma

Adarsh Verma

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