Be inspired for a career in STEM by ANSTO’s Dr Helen Maynard-Casely as she discuses ‘how neutrons can save the world’ at the Girls in Physics Breakfast this August.
Held at Monash University (Clayton), the morning will consist of girls in years 10 to 12 meeting with fellow students, talking to women in various stages of science or engineering careers, and learning more about this engaging field.
Abstract: Neutrons are small, neutral and often in a spin, and so much more than ‘just’ part of the atom. They are made up of three quarks: two ‘Up’ quarks and and one ‘Down’ quark. 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.