The University of Ballarat and Australian Institute of Physics teamed up to provide a mind-blowing event for schools in western Victoria during National Science Week 2010.

AIP sponsored UK Physicist Professor Elizabeth Winstanley enthralled her audience of almost 350 Year 10 Science and Year 11 and 12 Physics students with tales of true but bizarre happenings in and around Black Holes.

The focus of the day was a splendid and entertaining talk during which she managed to make quantum physics sound simple

The University also ran a number of workshops and tours for schools visiting from out of town - almost one hundred students came to Ballarat from as far afield as Portland, Wycheproof and Murtoa and Melton. Students had a taste of science and engineering through participation in workshops such as GIS mapping, Sensory Evaluation, Electricity Generation, Fluid Dynamics, modeling faulting and faulting and construction of cellulose towers.