Festival Program

Kids & Teens

Quantum Physics for Babies

Fri 31 Aug, 11am

Meet Quantum Physics for Babies author Chris Ferrie and introduce your little one to the world of science. Children will learn that energy is quantized and the weird world of atoms never comes to a standstill. It is never too early to become a quantum physicist!

Recommended for ages: 2 – 5 (this event is not suitable for children under 2 years old)

All children aged 6 and under must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the event (adults do not need to reserve a ticket). Adult supervision is not required for children aged 7 and over.

Update to previously advertised information: this event runs for 60 minutes instead of 90 minutes.

This session is $15. Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 20 July.


1 hour

Session code




Science Informed



Session Artists

Chris Ferrie is a bestselling author and award-winning physicist performing research at the Centre for Quantum Software and Information at the University of Technology Sydney. He has a bachelor of mathematics in mathematical physics, masters in applied mathematics, and a PhD in applied mathematics. He lives in Australia with his wife and children.

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