The Australian Synchrotron creates a light one million times brighter than the sun, to give researchers x-ray vision. Industrial and scientific researchers come to use the synchrotron in many areas of study including medicine, industrial innovation, agriculture and food technology.
Come and find out how the synchrotron machine works, and what sorts of information it can tell researchers, or synchrotron ‘users’, about food by studying it at the nanoscale. Talks and displays will include understanding where nutrients are in grains, the juiciness of meat, flavour of wine, milk digestion, the best way to cook chips, which wheats make the fluffiest bread, how to make lollies, the crystal structure that make the best chocolate and even how we can tell what a dinosaur ate for his last meal!
Guests may include speakers from the University of Melbourne and Kraft Foods Limited.