The PrimeSCI! team is excited to welcome students from Years 7 - 10 (aged 12 and over) to the Australian Synchrotron this summer! Learn how the Australian Synchrotron combines science and technology to produce cutting edge research.

Light It Up

Tuesday 17 January 2023

A hands-on physics lab session where students can take part in experiments using specialised equipment to learn about the interaction of light and energy, nuclear physics, radioactivity and dark matter.

The program also includes a tour of the Australian Synchrotron - a rare chance to see this world class facility. Amongst many of its benefits is that it can produce a powerful source of light a million times brighter than the sun.

The Australian Synchrotron in Clayton is a world-class science facility that supports a broad range of high-quality research across medicine, nanotechnology, manufacturing and mineral exploration.

Session 1

Morning 9:30am - 12:00pm
Minimum numbers are required to run the workshops.

Session 2

Afternoon 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Minimum numbers are required to run the workshops.

Workshop details

Enrolment fee

  • $39.50 per participant for 2.5 hour workshop (plus $0.50 Trybooking Fee). Visitor information will be provided once registered.

Please note

  • Participants must be aged 12 years and older due to restrictions in the facility. Younger children will be refused entry to the workshop and tour.
  • At present, all visitors are required to wear a mask for the duration of their visit to the Australian Synchrotron.

COVID safety

All Swinburne workshops will be held in accordance with Victorian government COVID regulations. Parents and siblings will be encouraged to wait outside the building for the duration of the workshops. 

Full refunds will be given to those unable to attend due to COVID symptoms, awaiting test results or positive COVID cases in their households. 

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