A National Science Week event. This event is part of the National Quantum and Dark Matter Road Trip and is supported by a National Science Week Grant.

Decades of relentless research has led astronomers to a staggering conclusion - the existence of a new, enigmatic type of mass, invisible yet surpassing everything we can see by an astonishing fivefold.

In this exciting public lecture, Swinburne’s internationally renowned astrophysicist Professor Alan Duffy, will explain what we know about this mysterious dark matter, a substance we are actually yet to find. He will also share how Australia is playing a leading role in uncovering the nature of dark matter with SABRE, the world’s first dark matter detector in the Southern Hemisphere located in the Stawell gold mine.

Join us for an inspiring journey as we explore one of the most profound challenges in the area of physical sciences this century.

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