The National Quantum & Dark Matter Road Trip is a travelling science show, bringing all things quantum and dark matter to a town near you.
To coincide with National Science Week, a team of scientists and science communicators will travel from Brisbane to Perth via Coffs Harbour, Sydney, Canberra, Bendigo, Stawell, Adelaide, Kalgoorlie and many more towns in between. The will visit 26 schools as well as multiple public venues, 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 85% 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.
Will you be the champions of the Bendigo Pub Trivia? Gather your friends and family, get a team together, and come along to Brougham Hotel for a bit of trivia, with a twist of science. Venue: Brougham Arms Hotel, 150 Williamson Street, Bendigo VIC 3550 Don’t stress, our pub trivia won’t bring back nightmares of science exams past! Expect regular pub trivia, but with a science-y vibe, including topics like sport, movies, geography, pop culture and general knowledge, a music round, and a bonus ‘tomorrow’s science headlines’ activity. FREE entry Max. team size: 6 people (if you have more people, why not split into two teams and battle it out!) Win prizes To book your spot, please contact Brougham Arms Hotel: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Call: (03) 5442 3555 Many thanks to Brougham Arms Hotel for hosting us!