Schools Programme

We invite Yr 10, 11 and 12 school children from local schools to come to RMIT to participate in the conference. 

There will be two lectures by scientists who are excited to talk about their science, particularly physics. The talks will include information about careers and jobs in physics which we hope will encourage pupils to study science at University.

Tuesday 3rd December 2019

10:30 11:00 Morning Tea / Registration Level 2
11:0011:45The hunt for dark matter by Australia’s UniversitiesAlan DuffyLevel 2, Lecture 2
11:4512:30Title 2 Speaker 2 Level 2, Lecture 2
12:3013:30LunchLevel 2

A/Professor Alan Duffy

Swinburne University of Technology

Alan Duffy is a professional astronomer and science communicator. He is a Research Fellow and Associate Professor at the Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing at Swinburne University of Technology, and he is the Lead Scientist at the Royal Institution of Australia.

His research is focused on using super-computers to build and test models of the growth of galaxies within vast dark matter halos, and in particular focuses on the formation of the first galaxies in the early universe during the “Epoch of Reionisation”. These models aim to improve our understanding of the nature of dark matter, and the large scale properties of the universe.

Speaker 2

Institute 2