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.

Visit the ABCs Sleek Geek website to watch Michael's winning entry

A screen shot of the winning video
A screen shot of the winning video

(Text source: Australian Museum)