How Neutrons can save the World

How neutrons can save 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 on and solve the grand challenges we face today.

How Neutrons can save the World

Lecture by:
Dr Helen Maynard-Casely
Helen Maynard-Casely is a Planetary Scientist based at the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) where she uses the neutrons and synchrotron x-rays 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, blowing up a few diamonds along the way. Always keen to tell anyone who’ll listen about neutrons she tweets @Helen_E_MC.
15
Sep 2022
6:30pm
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