The National Quantum & Dark Matter Road Trip is coming to a city or town near you. As a part of National Science Week, a team of scientists and science communicators will travel around Australia, delivering engaging presentations, hands-on activities, pub quizzes and more.
The nature of dark matter is one of the biggest mysteries of the Universe, and Australia is a key player in the quest to figure it out. Dark matter accounts for 84% of all the matter in the Universe, but we don’t yet know what it is. Quantum technologies are crucial in the hunt for dark matter, and they’re already used in smart phones and cars, medical imaging, manufacturing and navigation. But today’s technologies capture only a small fraction of the potential of quantum physics.
Our road-trippers are looking forward to spreading their knowledge and enthusiasm of quantum and dark matter. They hope to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers, and highlight the potential of quantum technologies and dark matter discovery for the future of our society.
We will be traveling around Victoria from 7 - 11 August, holding individual public events in different states and territories during National Science Week and travelling around Queensland from 21 - 25 August.
Drop in to visit the National Quantum & Dark Matter Road Trip in Sydney, and discover all things quantum and dark matter. 12–3 pm - Sydney Nanoscience Hub, The University of Sydney This venue has an accessible building entrance and accessible lift. The team will have a range of interactive quantum and dark matter demos on display, as well as a range of activities. There will also be opportunities to tour a quantum physics lab. In addition to these drop-in activities, the team will deliver short presentations on quantum technologies and dark matter discovery: 12:00 pm: dark matter 12:30 pm: quantum 1:00 pm: dark matter 1:30 pm: quantum 2:00 pm: dark matter 2:30 pm: quantum This event will have activities suitable for all ages. The presentations are targeted at a junior high-school level, but should appeal to general audiences. We are very grateful to The University of Sydney for their support of this event.