Artur Ekert (Self)
In 1992 ARTUR EKERT (b. 1961), a young maverick mathematician and physicist, invented a unique kind of quantum cryptography. Being a recipe for the perfect cipher, it also questioned some common truths about the nature of free will and randomness. Despite being intensively researched the idea remains remarkably challenging and elusive - as does its inventor. This rare movie presents Artur Ekert in his ad hoc habitat, in Singapore. ABOUT THE SERIES Pioneers is one and only film project devoted to the most unorthodox contemporary thinkers who have had the courage to challenge current paradigms. The emotions of discovering and stress-testing new theories; the passion which prompts one to go against the expectations of others, against the "publish or die" model; the joys and sorrows of exploring frontiers of the known and the unknown - this is what Pioneers is about.