Paul Rudd Battles Stephen Hawking In Quantum Chess With A Little Help From Bill And Ted

01.29.16 10 months ago

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Never has a game of chess been more exciting, unless you’ve watched any film about chess within the last 20 years. Searching For Bobby Fischer still holds the crown if we’re being honest. But this is likely a close second now.

Caltech’s Institute for Quantum Information and Matter put together this little production with the help of director Alex Winter, the voice of Keanu Reeves, super actor Paul Rudd, and super genius Stephen Hawking. Together, they play a game of Quantum Chess and utilize the ideas of quantum mechanics to play the classic game of strategy. The clip was premiered during the One Entangled Evening event at Caltech and features some very hard science mixed with some very funny comedy. It’s a little shocking.

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