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Paul Rudd Faces Stephen Hawking In Quantum Chess Video With ‘Bill & Ted’s Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter
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Stephen Hawking and Paul Rudd

Sometimes you see something on the ‘net and you just have to click it immediately. It might be the hot new trailer for something; or maybe an article you know is important to read; or, yes, even the latest hilariously adorable freakin’ cat video you stumble upon.

This is one of those videos. Basically it’s Ant-Man star Paul Rudd challenging renowned theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and all around genius Dr. Stephen Hawking to a game of quantum chess with the winner getting to make the keynote address at Caltech. And even more awesome, the video features Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure co-stars Keanu Reeves, who narrates, and Alex Winter, who directed the short.

Chances are you didn’t even finish reading all of that and are already watching the video, but if you’re still up here you can head below now to check it out.


Caltech’s Institute for Quantum Information and Matter ( in association with Trouper Productions ( bring you a chess match for the ages: Paul Rudd vs Stephen Hawking in a game of Quantum Chess, narrated by Keanu Reeves.

The game is real and the stakes are high as the future of humanity hangs in the balance. Can Paul Rudd, an actor, beat Stephen Hawking, one of the greatest minds of our generation, in a game of chess that will determine the future of humanity? Most likely not. Unless…

Director: Alex Winter
Producers: Devorah DeVries (Trouper Productions) and Spyridon Michalakis (Caltech)
Associate Producer: Damir Omic
Director of Photography: Joe DeSalvo
Graphics: Jonathan Pope
Script: Jose M. Gonzalez
Story: Gorjan Alagic, Chris Cantwell, Jose M. Gonzalez and Spyridon Michalakis
Editor: Chris Catanach (Stitch Studios)

Quantum Chess Developer: Chris Cantwell

Follow IQIM on Twitter: @IQIM_Caltech (
Follow Quantum Chess on Twitter: @RealQChess (
Like Quantum Chess on Facebook:
Check out the game’s website at:

Ant-Man footage courtesy of Disney and Marvel Studios.

[Source: via Gizmodo]

1 Comment »

  1. This has given me life.

    Comment by golfwidow — January 28, 2016 @ 1:43 pm

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