Public Event

Public talk: Perth

  • 8 August 2024
  • 6:00–7:30 pm
  • Ross Lecture Theatre, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley WA 6009

Join the National Quantum & Dark Matter Road Trip in Perth to learn about quantum technologies and how and why we hunt for dark matter with Dr Will Campbell.

Date: Thursday 8 August 2024
Time: 6:00–7:30 pm
Venue: Ross Lecture Theatre, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley WA 6009

This is a FREE event, with optional donation to DeadlyScience, but registration is required.

Title: What is quantum technology and why should I care?  The weird and wacky physics of single particles, and how it will help us build tomorrow’s technology

What does it mean for something to be quantum? Quantum computing, quantum communication and quantum sensing are all great examples of future technologies that harness the power of quantum mechanics.  But what makes these new and exciting capabilities “quantum” exactly?  How will they benefit me?  What are the challenges in developing these systems?  I’ll attempt to answer questions, such as these, you might have about the future of quantum technology.  I’ll talk about the current and future directions of Australia’s world-leading involvement in quantum research and how quantum technologies are being used to search for exciting new physics such as dark matter and tiny black-hole collisions, all right here in Western Australia.

Speaker: Will Campbell

Dr William Campbell is a research associate in experimental physics at the University of Western Australia.  Having completed an honours in physics as well as his PhD with the Quantum Technologies and Dark Matter Research Labs at UWA, he specialises in the study and application of hybrid quantum acoustic systems for fundamental physics.  As well as pure scientific research Will’s interests also lie in the education of quantum physics in schools and increasing the general take-up of STEM-based careers.

We are very grateful to The University of Western Australia for their support of this event.

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