Illawarra Grammar School, NSW
Magnetro: Magnetically Improved Radiation Oncology for Cancer Treatment
Ethan’s project, Magnetro, improves radiotherapy treatments through optimising a magnetic field to "sweep away the bad stuff". The electron contamination (i.e. “bad stuff”) produced by the X-Ray beam treating the tumour at depth, can cause skin burning and increase the risk of new cancers forming. Magnetro creates a stronger and more uniform magnetic field allowing for the best method of electron contamination removal.
Barker College, NSW
A physical model to verify theoretical pulsar models
Radio telescopes have been observing pulsars (ultra-dense remnants of collapsed supernovae) for many years. Oliver built and tested a unique physical pulsar model and receiving system, emulating a telescope and supercomputer. Readings from the model were compared to observations of actual pulsar emissions made by astronomers validating the model and their theories.