Podcast #213

Dr. Spiros Michalakis – All Quantum Everything

What do Paul Rudd, Keanu Reeves, Venture Capital, and Stephen Hawking have in common? Dr. Spiros Michalakis. As one of the most sought after scientists of our time, he serves as a quantum physicist and manager of outreach at The Institute for Quantum Information and Matter at Caltech (IQMC). When not at Caltech or fulfilling his role as professor-in-residence at Relay Ventures, he spends a good majority of his time consulting with Hollywood’s biggest filmmakers and talent in applying quantum design thinking and scientific accuracy to their stories. Films like ANT MAN, NOW YOU SEE ME, CAPTAIN MARVEL, DR. STRANGE and others have all been graced by his knowledge and expertise. Using a combination of science and entertainment as an educational tool, Spiros’ personal mission is to disrupt business, creativity, innovation — and the practice of science itself — with an understanding of quantum theory. On this episode , Spiros discusses his life and his message, becoming a personal brand, and the time he got Stephen Hawking to play Quantum Chess against Paul Rudd. Recorded live at WeWork.co/crush