They are small, neutral and often in a spin, and so much more than ‘just’ part of the atom. Neutrons are the sub-atomic particles that are here to save the world. This trusty particle can be called on to discover the details that no other can fathom. From the shape of a virus and how a drug can disable it, to keeping electrons flowing in the next generation of batteries. Neutrons truly are today’s super particle!
Helen Maynard-Casely is an Instrument Scientist based at ANSTO (the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation) where she uses neutrons to investigate the materials that make up our solar system. She has a PhD in high-pressure physics from the University of Edinburgh and has been lucky enough to have collected data in facilities all over the world.
The School of Physics at the University of Wollongong, along with the Australian Institute of Physics is presenting a FREE Public Lecture, proudly hosted by the Science Space.
When: Friday 9 August | 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm AEST
Where: Science Space, Innovation Campus
Register here via Eventbrite.