At this online event, hear from science & tech communication experts as they explore the art of communicating quantum.
About this event
How do you communicate the science that seems to defy logic — the science that even Einstein called “weird”?
Quantum mechanics-based computing and communication have garnered sci-fi status in the popular imagination. But these technologies will impact our world in very real ways—from healthcare to finance, cryptocurrencies to AI.
Quantum tech companies, governments, academics, artists, and policymakers all play a role in shaping the narrative around these powerful technologies and communicating their benefits and potential risks to the general population. Communicating the complex science behind quantum technologies, however, can be a challenging task.
This event, co-hosted by the Sydney Quantum Academy and the Australian National Centre for Public Awareness of Science (ANU), will explore topics from the role of hype to the role of art in communicating quantum. We’ll hear from leading science and technology communication experts on why an informed general public is important and how we can ensure that no one is left out of the conversation.
About the Panelists
Professor Joan Leach is Director of The Australian National Centre for Public Awareness of Science at The Australian National University. Joan will moderate the panel discussion and Q&A session.
Further information on our panelists to come, but we’re pleased to announce that A/Prof Chris Ferrie (UTS) and Honorary Professor Paul Thomas (UNSW Art & Design) will be on the panel.
SQA's vision is to build Australia's quantum economy. Collaborating with academia, industry and government, we will harness Sydney's collective quantum expertise to develop diverse talent and a globally recognised quantum ecosystem. We're a partnership between Macquarie University, UNSW Sydney, University of Sydney and UTS, supported by the NSW Government.
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The Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science (CPAS) at ANU was the first science communication centre in Australia and is now the most diverse of its kind in the world.
The Centre’s mission is to encourage a confident democratic ownership of modern science nationally and internationally by increasing science awareness in the community, fostering public dialogue about science, and improving the communication skills of scientists.
The Centre's research investigates the ways science is being communicated in the public arena, new ways to excite the public imagination about science and methods to encourage informed decisions about scientific issues that concern us in the 21st century.