The Physics Fair is an annual Department of Physics open house that typically includes laboratory tours, hands-on demonstrations, activities for kids and families, and informal conversations with scientists. It is presented alongside the Wonders of Physics annual show, and is held in Chamberlin Hall.
The date for the 2018 Physics Fair is Saturday, February 17, 11 am-4pm.
List of Activities:
X-ray astronomy from sounding rockets
The table downstairs will have exhibits to attract people for lab tour. Lab tour on 6th floor will include several hands-on demonstrations.
Women and Gender Minorities in Physics (GMaWiP)
A station with vibrating string and spectroscopy demos and a poster showing influencial physicisists who represent minorities.
Legos and Si/SiGe: building blocks for quantum computation
Use Legos to learn about trapping electrons for quantum computation!
South Pole Science
Come learn about IceCube, the biggest and strangest telescope in the world! IceCube will have interactive activities.
Ultrasonic Imaging: Using Sound to See
We will be bringing a portable ultrasound scanner for visitors to use for scanning test objects and themselves.
Everything in the sky that glows is make of plasma. Interact with and learn about this playful and ubiquitous substance.
This All is Rocket Science!
Build and launch pneumatic rockets; learn about the plants in space experiment, plasma thrusters, see our 3D printer demo, sounding rockets
Physics of Climate
Learn about light, optics, and the atmosphere.