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Physics in the Pub - WA Edition

  • 2 Jul 2024
  • 5:30 PM - 11:00 PM (AWST)
  • M300 UWA Student Guild Hackett Dr., Crawley WA 6009, Australia

Physics in the Pub is coming to Perth - this is your chance to watch some local talent get up on stage and blow some minds! Whether they're presenting research or some everyday aspect of Physics, they've each got eight minutes to get creative and share their love of physics.

Grab a chair, some friends, a drink and a bite to eat and watch the show. the action starts at 6pm, get there from 5:30pm to secure your seats.

Cosmic Heartbeats, Absent Aliens and Dark Matter Drugs: Physics in the Pub

On a chilly winter night, local physicists are on hand to warm you up, with high powered lasers, and throbbing pulsars.

The researchers are getting creative about sharing their work, so grab a drink and a feed at the UWA Refectory and get ready to hear all about the amazing work being done at the local institutions.

MC Phil Dooley will keep the evening moving along - no long words, or scary equations, just a lot of fun!

When: 5.30 PM for 6 PM, Tuesday 2 July, 2024

Where: UWA Refectory, Hackett Drive, Crawley  (change of venue due to renovations)

How Much: Free thanks to our generous sponsors: 

  • Major Sponsor : Forrest Foundation
  • Median Sponsors
  • ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQUS)
  • ARC Centre of Excellence for Dark Matter Particle Physics (CDM)
  • Minor Sponsor: Australian Institute of Physics WA Branch

Registrations essential: (audience) 

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Ian Kemp (ICRAR/Curtin) has some bad news - he reckons we’re never going to meet any aliens. Ohhhh :-(

Fiona Panther (Forrest/UWA Physics) has a cosmic stethoscope, and studies the beating heart of the universe: pulsars.

Jeremy Bourhill (UWA/EQUS/CDM) is commercialising research using quantum systems to look for dark matter. But who would buy that? The pharmaceutical industry, of course.

Carl Blair (GinGin) works on high-powered lasers for detecting gravitational waves. He’s going to bring along one of his instruments (a cello).

There will be an appearance by a mystery woman of physics...

Ryan van den Berg (Curtin) has come up with much better way to teach physics - get ready to learn everything, right from scratch.

Composer Claude Debussy was inspired by the moon to write Clair de Lune. Imagine if he had seen the other 200 or more moons in the solar system, asks Dr Phil Dooley (ANU | Phil Up On Science)


Aryan Gupta (UWA) has a pitch for Hollywood: Physics! All the stories, the characters - and he’s even got the cast sorted.

Jacob Martin (Curtin) looks for natural hydrogen using Raman lidar. To really understand Raman, he visited the birthplace of the Indian scientist.

Mark Beal has written a poem that sums up the night, and all of physics.

MC: Dr Phil Dooley (ANU/ Phil Up On Science)

Registrations essential:

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