AIP Women in Physics Lecture 2019
Australian Institute of Physics Women in Physics Lecture
How Neutrons Will Save the World
Dr Helen Maynard-Casely, ANSTO
We are thrilled to welcome Dr Helen Maynard-Casely on her AIP Women in Physics lecture tour. In this fun and educational public talk, Dr Maynard-Casely will tell us what neutrons are and how they are being used to solve global challenges.
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.
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. Whatever the challenge facing 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 are here to shed light and solve the grand challenges we face today.
Date: Thursday 8 August 2019
Venue: 14 Sir Christopher Ondaatje Avenue, Theatre 4
This is a free event. Ticket registration is available here:
Getting There: Macquarie University is accessible via the Sydney Metro. For further details, click here. Free parking is also available after 6pm in on-campus general parking zones, highlighted green here.