Delve deeper into the world of quantum and dark matter physics. See inside our labs, create science-inspired art, or check out quantum and dark matter videos, podcasts and other resources.
Road trip booklet
Download a printable booklet with lots of info about the road trip!
Road trip posters
Download printable road trip posters.
Virtual lab tours
Take a ‘walk’ around the labs our road-trippers work in.
Podcasts, videos, activity sheets and more!
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.
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.
Glowing diamond for listening to magnetic fields
This demonstration uses a diamond ring and lasers to illustrate the basis of quantum magnetic sensing, which is a fairly new research field with phenomenally exciting applications. You’ll be able to see a similar demo in action on the road trip!
Shining a light on dark matter
Road-tripper Ben McAllister explains his work on the ORGAN Experiment, Australia’s first dark matter detector, and how we can shine a light on dark matter. Video credit: UWA.
Why dark matter matters
In his TEDxPerth talk, Road-tripper Ben McAllister talks about how his team is hoping their axion detector could unlock today’s greatest scientific conundrum.