The ORGAN Experiment, Australia's first major dark matter detector, recently completed a search for a hypothetical particle called an axion in an attempt to try to explain dark matter.
Dr. Ben McAllister is a scientist and science communicator based between Perth and Melbourne. He holds positions at the University of Western Australia, and Swinburne University.
Ben's scientific work spans dark matter particle physics, quantum technology, and material science. When he isn't in the lab doing research, he's usually somewhere else talking about it! Outside of science he loves cooking, music, and is a life-long North Melbourne Football Club tragic.