Physics at Virginia

National Physics Day

Tuesday, April 3 2012

In celebration of National Physics Day, the 18th annual University of Virginia physics demonstration show will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday evening, April 25, 2012, in room 203 of the Physics Building, 382 McCormick Road. This highly anticipated event is a special family oriented physics demonstration show for the general public. Parking is available in the parking garage on Emmet Street, or after 5:00 p.m. in the football stadium lots.

Physics professors Bob Hirosky, Nilanga Liyanage, Stefan Baessler, and Bellave Shivaram will delight the crowd with strange and mystifying phenomena. Discover some peculiar properties of sound waves and learn about how electricity powers our homes, but be sure to keep an eye out for falling objects! As usual there will be plenty of surprises in store, and lots to learn about how our amazing universe works. These demonstrations will intrigue and excite both young and old, from novice to expert. Bring your family and friends, but come on time. For more information about this free public event, call 924-3781.

Contact: Helen McLaughlin at 924-3781 or email at him2b@virginia.edu