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We did it!

After 3 weeks and more than 7,000 km of driving, our road-trippers have made it to Perth and completed their final public event, a stall at Explore UWA Day! In total, the team visited 25 schools an...

Jeremy Bourhill chats road trip on ABC Midwest & Wheatbelt Breakfast

Road-tripper Jeremy Bourhill was on ABC Midwest & Wheatbelt Breakfast this morning, chatting to Jeremy Jones about the National Quantum & Dark Matter Road Trip. To listen back, visit: https...

In the news: Quantum physics and dark matter explored by Eastern Goldfields College Year 12 students

The National Quantum & Dark Matter Road Trip visit to Eastern Goldfields College was featured in the Kalgoorlie Miner! Read the story here: https://www.kalminer.com.au/news/kalgoorlie-miner/qua...

Emily Filmer chats road trip on ABC Great Southern Mornings

Road-tripper Emily Filmer was on ABC Great Southern Mornings this morning, chatting to Peter Barr about the National Quantum & Dark Matter Road Trip. To listen back, visit: https://www.abc.net....

In the news: Dark matter and quantum unpacked in nationwide science road trip

The National Quantum & Dark Matter Road Trip, including pub trivia, with a twist of science, was featured in the Bendigo Advertiser! Read the story here (pay-walled): https://www.bendigoadverti...

In the news: The National Quantum and Dark Matter Road Trip visits Wingham High School and Taree High School

The National Quantum & Dark Matter Road Trip visit to Wingham and Taree high schools was featured in the Manning River Times! Read the story here (pay-walled): https://www.manningrivertimes.com...

Jeremy Bourhill chats road trip on Noongar Radio Breakfast

Road-tripper Jeremy Bourhill was on Noongar Radio Breakfast last Friday, chatting to Mark Patrick about the National Quantum & Dark Matter Road Trip. To listen back, visit: https://www.noongarr...

Cyril Laplane chats road trip on ABC Newcastle Breakfast

Road-tripper Cyril Laplane was on ABC Newcastle Breakfast this morning, chatting to Jenny Marchant and Dan Cox about the National Quantum & Dark Matter Road Trip. To listen back, visit https://...

In the news: Camden Haven High School students delve into quantum physics and dark matter

The National Quantum & Dark Matter Road Trip visit to Camden Haven High School was featured in the Camden Haven Courier! Read the story here: https://www.camdencourier.com.au/story/7856590/its-...

In the news: A group of top scientists embark on an Aussie road trip

The National Quantum & Dark Matter Road Trip was featured on Win News Toowoomba! Watch the clip here: https://www.leadstory.com/v/a-group-of-top-scientists-embark-on-an-aussie-road-trip-202289...

In the news: Scientists bringing dark matter to the pub

—by Stephanie Gardiner for Australian Associated Press Dark matter and quantum physics might seem out of place among the Coffin Bay oysters, schnitzels, and icy schooners on the menu of a country...

Renee Key chats road trip on Bay FM

As the team hit the road for the first time this morning, road-tripper Renee Key chatted to Kate Payne from Bay FM about the road trip and why we should care about quantum & dark matter research. ...

Media release: Quantum & dark matter road trip sets off around Australia

The National Quantum & Dark Matter Road Trip has set off on its journey to visit 40 cities and towns across Australia over the next 19 days.   Scientists will run demonstrations and workshops...

Ben McAllister chats road trip on ABC Goulburn Murray

Road-tripper Ben McAllister was on ABC Goulburn Murray Breakfast this morning, chatting to Sandra Moon about the National Quantum & Dark Matter Road Trip. To listen back, visit https://www.abc....

Quantum Diorama Challenge

Get out your pipe cleaners, post-its, pop sticks and pencils!  If you’re being visited by the National Quantum & Dark Matter Road Trip, we invite you and your school to participate in our Quant...

Ben McAllister chats road trip on ABC Wimmera

Road-tripper Ben McAllister was on ABC Wimmera Breakfast this morning, chatting to Debra Pearce about the National Quantum & Dark Matter Road Trip. To listen back, visit https://www.abc.net.au/...

2 weeks to go!

It’s now only 2 weeks until the National Quantum & Dark Matter Road Trip kicks off! If you’ve already started checking out our website and socials, then you might have noticed our logo.  B...

Media release: Quantum & dark matter road trip to visit 40 locations across Australia

Scientists will travel 7,000 kilometres over 19 days and visit 40 cities and towns across Australia on the National Quantum & Dark Matter Road Trip. The road trip will begin in Brisbane on 8 Augu...

3 weeks to go!

The National Quantum & Dark Matter Road Trip is officially less than a month away from hitting the road! We’re still busily planning demonstrations, presentations and activities.  But if you...

Could a quantum computer help future road trips?

—by Jacinta May You may have heard of the problem of the Travelling Salesman.  A travelling salesperson is given a list of cities and the distances between each pair of cities.  They are then tas...

Meet the road-trippers!

The road trip team are looking forward to hitting the road! The road-trippers include scientists and science communicators from two national research centres, working to engineer the quantum future a...

5 weeks to go!

Work is well underway preparing for the 2022 National Quantum & Dark Matter Road Trip.  We’re excited to have 25 school visits confirmed, with more schools potentially being confirmed in the ne...

Road trip to introduce regional and rural Australians to quantum and dark matter

Scientists will travel across Australia to share the excitement of quantum technologies and the search for dark matter in the National Quantum & Dark Matter Road Trip, 8–26 August 2022. The roa...

Road-tripping on ABC Statewide Mornings

Ben McAllister discusses the value of scientific exploration Road-tripper Ben McAllister spoke to ABC Statewide Mornings about the National Quantum & Dark Matter Road Trip that will tra...

Inspiring the next generation for National Science Week

A quantum technology road trip, robotics competitions and an inflatable digestive system ‘poo palace’ are just some of the science projects being supported by the Morrison Government’s 2022 Nati...

WA Quantum & Dark Matter Road Trip a resounding success

As part of National Science Week 2021, researchers from the Quantum Technologies and Dark Matter Lab at the University of Western Australia—Aaron Quiskamp, Ben McAllister, Catriona Thomson, Cindy Zh...