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Virtual lab tours

Take a ‘walk’ around the labs our road-trippers work in.  And if you have any questions, ask our road-trippers when you see them or get in touch.

Quantum Technologies and Dark Matter Lab,

University of Western Australia

Road-trippers from this lab:

Enter the QDM Lab

Diamond Nanoscience Lab, Macquarie University

Road-trippers from this lab:

Enter the Diamond Nanoscience Lab

Quantum Control Lab, University of Sydney

Road-trippers from this lab:

Enter the QCL Lab


SciArt tutorial

Science and art might seem like completely different fields, but that is not the case.  Every day, scientists use great creativity to come up with theories and consider alternatives as they explore the universe and all that lies within.  Thinking outside the box is a habit of both scientists and artists.

In this SciArt activity, road-tripper Raghda Abdel Khaleq will show you how to combine science and art to make beautiful works like the ones she has created.

Learn how to create SciArt


Quantum activities

The field of quantum optics is helping to identify materials that will enable scientists to develop new quantum technologies that will change the world in almost unimaginable ways.  One branch of quantum optics involves diamonds!  As well as looking pretty, diamonds can be used as precision quantum sensors.  You’ll have a chance to see a quantum diamond in action as part of the road trip.

Find out more about quantum optics and quantum diamonds in the following resources:

These resources are published by Futurum Careers (https://futurumcareers.com/) under a CC BY NC licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/), which means they are free to share, use and adapt for non-commercial purposes, with appropriate attribution.


Clear as Quantum podcast

Clear as Quantum is an EQUS podcast about quantum science and the exciting technologies that are getting ready to unleash a quantum revolution.  In this ‘spooky podcast at a distance’ we try to dust the cobwebs out of the quantum physics realm that’s entangling our lives.  Check it out to hear from some of Australia’s leading quantum scientists, and learn things worth knowing about.  Available wherever you get your podcasts and online.

Find Clear as Quantum episodes


The absurd search for dark matter

Astronomers think there should be 5 times as much dark matter as ordinary matter—a shadow Universe that makes up most of the mass in the Universe.  But after decades of trying, no experiments have found any trace of dark matter, except one.