If you’ve ever wished you could escape this world for another Universe, the winner of this year’s Quantum Shorts flash fiction competition offers a cautionary tale.
In “Acceptable Loss” by Przemysław Zańko, a failed relationship puts the entire multiverse under threat. The story is one of five to claim prizes in the competition for fiction inspired by quantum physics. Each winner receives a cash award, certificate, and an engraved trophy.
John Fish could end up travelling to the Silicon Valley later this week as the winner of the Breakthrough Junior Challenge. He is one of the 15 finalists out of more than 2,000 students from 86 countries, and only one of two Canadians to get this far in the annual challenge that invites students, ages 13-18, to share their passion for math and science with the world through video.