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Cairns to host physics conference in August

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Cairns to host physics conference in August
Cairns Convention Centre is set to host the 16th Quark Confinement and the Hadron Spectrum Conference this winter.

The conference, which has been running every two years since 1994, has never been held in Australia, New Zealand or anywhere in the Southern Hemisphere.

The University of Adelaide’s Centre for the Subatomic Structure of Matter is organising the Australian iteration of the conference in the newly expanded Cairns venue.

“Hosting such a high-profile scientific conference less than a year after our new expansion opened demonstrates our appeal as a venue dedicated to knowledge sharing, community engagement and education,” said Cairns Convention Centre general manager, Janet Hamilton.

The venue’s 10,500m2 expansion opened in September as the final stage of Cairns Convention Centre’s $176 million expansion and refurbishment project.

“We are excited to be welcoming the event as it celebrates its 30th anniversary,” said Hamilton.

More than 500 scientists from around the world are expected to attend the event which delves into various areas of particle physics.

“We are delighted to be heading to Cairns in August,” said Dr. Ayse Kizilersu from the University of Adelaide’s School of Physical Sciences.

“Both the venue and destination offer incredible appeal to our delegates, ensuring a high level of attendance from around the world.

“This year’s event promises to be our best yet and I look forward to welcoming our community when they arrive in Cairns.”

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