Past event - 2020
13 May Streaming from
7:00-8:00PM Eastern
6:30-7:30PM Central
5:00-7:00PM Western
Your Living Room, Live stream on Youtube,
Australia 3000
Our universe is vast but some appears to be missing! From plasmas to quantum liquids, join our host and panel of researchers as we journey to the stars and then back all the way down to sub-atomic particles. 

This the third of our panel sessions in Pint AU Online this year. Tickets are free - we just would love to know how many people are watching at your place. Details will be updated in the Facebook event and will be emailed to those who 'buy' a free ticket. Alternatively, head to our YouTube page to access the Livestream.

Hosted by

Kirsten Banks (Astrophysicist and Science Communicator)
Kirsten Banks is a proud Wiradjuri woman with an undeniable passion for space and astronomy. Currently a UNSW Scientia PhD candidate studying galactic archaeology and asteroseismology, her love for the stars began in high school after she saw the Hubble documentary. Kirsten loves to share her passion for space, and has presented at Splendour in the Grass, on ABC’s The Drum and Q&A, and numerous radio shows. She also posts daily space facts on TikTok.

The Quirky Phenomena of Quantum Physics

Kyla Adams (Masters candidate - quantum physics)
Quantum mechanics is inherently quirky. Atoms can tunnel through walls, appear at random across a galaxy, and be in two places at once. These phenomena challenge the very understanding many of us have of our world and universe, but quantum physics finds a way to explain.

Kyla is currently completing her Master of Science at the University of Melbourne. Her research focuses on finding out more about how quantum liquids behave and when they can start spontaneously flowing.

Plasma Physics and Nuclear Fusion

A/Prof. Joe Khachan (Associate Professor - plasma physics)
Joe Khachan is an Associate Professor in the School of Physics at the University of Sydney. His field of research is experimental plasma physics with a focus on the generation of clean and sustainable energy from the fusion of atomic nuclei in the plasma. He obtained his PhD in physics from the University of New South Wales, and has been actively involved in research and education for 30 years.

Where is the Missing Normal Matter?

Adam Batten (PhD candidate - extragalactical astrophysics)
Take a census of all the normal matter in the Universe and you'll come up short. A third is missing! Where the ... is it? Here's an idea - perhaps it's in The Intergalactic Medium, after all, isn't that the best vacuum in the universe?

Adam is an astrophysicist researching the intergalactic medium and how it evolves with cosmic time. Having completed his Master's degree with Macquarie University in 2017, he is currently undertaking a PhD at Swinburne University of Technology.

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