5th March 2020
Have you heard my new single DUALITY yet?
You can now watch it on youtube.com/paulvandyk
Film created by Merritt Moore, quantum physicist and professional ballet dancer, and Inés Vogelfang, film director and editor. This film made in the for the Imagine Science Film Festival Symbiosis Competition 2017, is inspired by the wave-particle duality of light. The columns resemble the double split experiment and the movements are based off the Schrodinger equation, the mathematical equation of a quantum system. Light is both wave and particle until it is observed and then it is detected as one or the either. As a physicist, who recently graduated with a PhD in Quantum Optics from the University of Oxford, and a professional ballet dancer, Merritt related to this particle – wave duality. She found she had to fight against the preconceived notions to be true to herself and not change based off who’s observing her or what others think. There is a popular belief is that doing both negates each other, that pursuing two passions might destructively interfere to create null. Merritt and Inés believe that pursuing art and science results in constructive interference, because the two actually strengthen each other. They believe that creativity and imagination is necessary in the lab to think of new ways to solve a problem and an analytic mind helps so much in the studio when perfecting a move. Follow us on Instagram: instagram.com/paulvandyk Merritt: @physicsonpointe Inés: @itsaniceone VANDIT: @vanditrecords