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Physics in the Pub: Black Holes, Higgs Bosons and the strangest materials in the universe.

Free fun even this Friday night – please circulate at your institution, invite your friends, come along!

Physics in the Pub: Black Holes, Higgs Bosons and the strangest materials in the universe.

Join us to explore some mind-blowing physics, with talks, songs, games and beer to bring out your inner nerd.

 

science pub

 

Pop Up Village, University Avenue, ANU

6 PM, Friday 12 January 2018

 

Free (thanks to the US Embassy)

RSVP – Facebook https://www.facebook.com/events/396776897423201/

 

 

 

As well as black holes and Higgs bosons, we’ll focus on the 2016 Nobel prize, for topological materials. Winner of that prize, Duncan Haldane, from the US, is visiting ANU to explain these strange substances – they could be the key to quantum computers, an ‘internet of things’ that doesn’t doom the planet (looking at you, Bitcoin!), intergalactic transmat beams* and limitless clean fuel for personal rocketpacks*

 

There’ll be presentations from researchers from Mt Stromlo (RSAA), Maths (MSI) and Physics (RSPE), MCed by Phil Dooley from Physics to keep the Friday night vibe alive. Although Prof Haldane can’t join us on the night, students and lecturers from the Summer School will be mingling if you want to ask those niggling science questions that have been bugging you over the Christmas break.

 

Join science lovers from all over the country for a light-hearted look at some heavy physics, over some relaxing beverages – all welcome, and it’s free thanks to the US Embassy!

 

* actually not likely, and not predicted by any sane physicists.

 


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