The event is a Science breakfast for girls in Years 10 to 12 at which they will hear A/Prof Katarina Miljkovic, the Aust Inst of Physics Women in Physics lecturer for 2022.
A/Prof Miljkovic will speak on 'Impacts! Rocks from space colliding with planets'
Only in the mid 2th century was it confirmed that impact craters are formed by meteorite strikes. Since then many space missions have mapped planetary surfaces and provided data about impact craters. Impacts have played a key role in the evolution of rocky planetary surfaces.
Katarina will outline her work on the physics behind impact process. She collaborates with NASA's space missions using data recorded by space vehicles to advance our understanding of the structure and evolution of the Solar System.
Students will be seated at tables with students from other schools. At each table there will be two or three women at various stages in a career in science or engineering or still studying at university. Over breakfast, the students can query them about their life and work.
Cost: $15 per student. First teacher is free, extra teachers at $15 each.
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Discount Available: Schools with a low ICSEA value can apply for a discounted fee of $5 per student by emailing Vicphysics. A response will be supplied by return email. If the discounted fee is confirmed for the school, the email will include a code which can be entered when making the booking. Please note: There is a limited pool of funds for this subsidy so schools should seek confirmation quickly.
Numbers: There is a limit of a maximum of 12 students per school. Extra places may be offered closer to the day.