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Scitech

Sutherland Street

Perth, WA 6005

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Auspire - Australia Day Council WA and Scitech proudly present:

Meet Prof Michelle Simmons, Australian of the Year, Leading the Race to Build World's First Quantum Computer

Guest arrivals at 5:30pm for a 6:00pm presentation in Scitech's Planetarium by Prof Simmons followed by a networking and meet & greet opportunity with one of the world's leading scientists.

Canapes and drinks will be served (Please notify us of any dietary requirements).


Professor Michelle Simmons has pioneered research that could lead to a quantum leap in computing. Since arriving in Australia from Britain 18 years ago, Michelle has transformed the University of NSW Quantum Physics Department into a world leader in advanced computer systems.

In 2012, Michelle and her team created the world’s first transistor made from a single atom, along with the world’s thinnest wire. At the forefront of what she calls the “space race of the computing era”, Michelle aims to build a quantum computer able to solve problems in minutes that would otherwise take thousands of years. Such a discovery has the potential to revolutionise drug design, weather forecasting, self-driving vehicles, artificial intelligence and more.

An evangelist for Australian scientific research and a role model to young scientists everywhere, Michelle actively encourages all students – girls and boys – to dream big, challenge themselves and to achieve ambitious goals in science.

Prof Simmons was recently elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society, another extraordinary honour.


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Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Please note that children under four, including infants, are not permitted in the Scitech Planetarium.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Limited free parking is available to Scitech visitors. We recommend parking in the udercroft area of City West. Scitech staff will validate your parking ticket on arrival at Scitech. Open air parking is also available and a dashboard free parking permit can be collected from Scitech admissions. Please note gree parking cannot be guaranteed and may be limited during peak periods.

City West train station is close by for those using public transport.

What can I bring into the event?

Recording devices, phones or cameras are not permitted to be used during the presentation.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Email: info@auspire.org.au
Tel: (08) 9325 9988

What's the refund policy?

Refunds can be provided within 2 business days notice. Contact (08) 9325 9988

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No. You can show us your tickets on your smart device.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

That is ok. Ticket registration does not have to match the individuals attending.

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Scitech

Sutherland Street

Perth, WA 6005

Australia

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Refunds up to 1 day before event

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