University of Vienna – Aspelmeyer Lab

by | Nov 5, 2020

Nearly fifteen years ago Dr. Markus Aspelmeyer of the Quantum Physics Lab at the University of Vienna approached us to creates graphics in support of a revolutionary experiment his lab had designed on whether quantum properties could be detected at the macro level.

Fast forward to the present, once again we’re working with his lab, this time creating an interactive VR experience that lets players experiment with phenomena like super-positioning and entanglement. A split beam laser traps a teensy tiny glass bead suspended in a vacuum, as the player learns how the intensity and frequency of the laser can coax the particle to potentially go quantum. Strange things happen…

This fun experience is destined for a museum in 2021, and will eventually be available for the Oculus Quest via online game portals.