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October 18, 10 am – 4pm

Small Hall (behind Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall)

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This year’s PhysicsFest theme is

Physics in the movies!

Re-live your favorite movies, and learn if the super-powers are really physically possible...


PhysicsFest 2014 Photo and Video Competition!
Send us your best physics-related photos and videos!

Join us for our third annual

Undergraduate Physics poster session and competition

Location – Small Hall Library, 10-11.30am

Come and see what the next generation of scientists and researchers are up to!

 Visit research labs (12 - 4pm)

Have you ever wondered how a research lab really looks? This is your chance to see several physics and applied science labs and talk to people who work there.


Participating scientists:

Seth Aubin – Bose-Einstein Condensates (Room 067)

Todd Averett – Hyperpolarized Gases for Nuclear Physics (Room 167)

Mumtaz Qazilbash  -  Photon spectroscopy (Room 024)

R. Ale Lukaszew – Thin films and nanostructures (Room 030)

Irina Novikova – Quantum optics and Atomic Physics (Room 065)

For our younger visitors we offer an exciting treasure hunt – what superpowers can be found in physics research labs?

Daylight astronomy? Why not! Take a short elevator ride to the roof of Small Hall to see the Sun and planets as you’ve never seen them before.

Observations start an 12pm, weather permitting.

Want to try your hands on physics experiments? Come to our Physics Playroom!

 Fun hands-on science for everyone from 1 to 101!

Location – Small Hall 122

Open 10am – 4pm

Interactive demonstrations

Where magic meets science - this year's show is inspired by Disney "Frozen"!  Guaranteed excitement for all ages. We may even make a snowman!

Location – Small Hall 110

Demonstration starts at 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30 pm and 3.30pm

Want to know more about cutting edge science?

Presentations from Physics professors

Location – Small Hall 111



Ale Lukaszew

Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol





Keith Griffioen

Physics of Music





Patricia Vahle

Neutrinos: A little talk about next to nothing





Irina Novikova

Nobel-inspired lecture: Out of the blue





We will also make liquid nitrogen ice cream – the most natural (and tasty) ice cream you’ve ever tried!

Come join the physics fun!

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