World Science Festival Brisbane travels to Townsville!

21 March 2017

Indulge your passion for science when the World Science Festival Brisbane blasts into Townsville for two events on March 26 and 27.

Join Dr Harry Cliff, particle physicist at London’s Science Museum, as he explains his work on the world’s largest machine and other unexpectedly entertaining physics concepts on Sunday 26 March at The Ville Resort and Casino.

Queensland Museum Network Director and CEO Professor Suzanne Miller said Dr Cliff, who is in Australia for the World Science Festival Brisbane, was keen to give Townsville residents an insight into his work on the Large Hadron Collider.

“The Large Hadron Collider, which operates beneath the border of France and Switzerland, is the world’s largest scientific experiment,” Professor Miller said.

“Dr Cliff is part of an international team searching for signs of new particles and forces of nature, which could help to answer some of the most puzzling questions about our universe.”

An Afternoon with Harry Cliff will see Harry join forces with Queensland’s own Dr Rob Bell, former presenter on Network Ten’s Scope series, to entertain audiences with a conversation injected with science and comedy.

Brought to town by Community Partners Inspiring Australia, Energy Queensland and James Cook University, An Afternoon with Harry Cliff is a free event, but tickets must be reserved via the World Science Festival Brisbane website.

On Monday 27 March, local Year 11 and 12 students will take part in discussions, hands-on workshops and other activities at the World Science Festival Brisbane’s Student Day at the Museum of Tropical Queensland.

“This is a great opportunity for students to engage with Queensland Museum scientists, including paleontologists and marine biologists, to discover the inspirational career pathways available in STEM,” Professor Miller said.

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