Eureka! Michael van Drempt
23 August 2008
Michael, an undergraduate student in Civil Engineering has won $3000 in the Sleeks Geeks Eureka prize for his irreverent entry, A Fundamental Misunderstanding: a commentary on the evolution of physics.
This fast-paced animation takes a light-hearted look at a pretty heavy topic -the evolution of our understanding of the fundamental make-up of our universe. It covers everything from Newtonian physics to particle accelerators - with flight and weather prediction thrown in for good measure. And all in three minutes flat!
"Michael's use of very simple, often hand-drawn graphics proves that you don't need sophisticated animation to convey ideas well. His work captures the spirit of the Sleek Geeks Eureka prize," says Australian Museum Director, Frank Howarth.