Making antimatter matter : online outreach at the Centre for antimatter-matter studies [article]

David Harcourt, University, The Australian National, University, The Australian National
2018
This thesis describes the design and construction of a science communication artefact, in the form of a fully-functional public website, which was commissioned by the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Antimatter-Matter Studies (CAMS). The website's purpose is to inform the public about antimatter, and also to be the public face of CAMS, representing CAMS' own research and activities to the non-scientific community. The process of interviewing stakeholders, writing text,
more » ... ing illustrations and obtaining permission from copyright holders, liaising with artists and animators to produce original artwork and animation, as well as building and activating the website, forms a significant part of the work involved in this project. In addition, this thesis reviews the literature about the history and theory of science communication, and about effective writing for the Internet. In order to put the project into context, the thesis reviews some other science communication websites which contain material related to antimatter, as well as the online public outreach of CAMS' own peer organisations: other Australian Research Council Centres of Excellence. The thesis makes recommendations about potential future development and expansion of the website, and about evaluation of its communication .
doi:10.25911/5d63c0bb9c72a fatcat:wtbywqmi3fh25dq2aw5xyrnlc4