Saturday Physics for Everyone - 30th Anniversary Celebration

Saturday, October 28, 2023 at 9:00 AM until 3:15 PMCentral Daylight Time UTC -05:00

LOBBY - Loomis Laboratory Of Physics, University Of Illinois
1110 W Green St
Urbana, IL 61801
United States

Celebrate with Physics!

The Physics department is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Saturday Physics for Everyone program on October 28th 2023!

Join us for a Physics department open house as well as a guest lecture by the founder of the Saturday Physics for Everyone program, Professor David Hertzog.

Check out the agenda below to learn more about the events of the day.

30th Anniversary Agenda

9:15AMDoors to Loomis open, light breakfast refreshments servedLoomis Lab Lobby
9:30AM - 10:00AMPhysics demos by Society of Physics StudentsLoomis Lab Lobby
10:00AM - 10:45AMLecture and Questions and Answers with Professor HertzogLoomis Lab 141
10:45AM - 11:10AMCommemorative Activities with Physics Department Head Professor Matthias Grosse PerdekampLoomis Lab 141
11:10AM - 11:30AMAnniversary Cake CuttingLoomis Lab Lobby
11:30AM - 12:15PMBoxed lunches servedLoomis Lab Lobby
12:15PM - 1:00PMWhat is Physics? And what does it mean to study Physics? Split Sessions:
  1. Physics demos for All with Physics Van
  2. Panel discussion with Physics Students
1:00PM - 2:45PMPhysics Lab Tours: TBALoomis Lab, Materials Research Lab and Engineering Sciences Building
2:45PM - 3:15PMLiquid Nitrogen Ice Cream demo with Society of Physics StudentsLoomis Lab Lobby
3:15PMEnd the Day with a Bang! Liquid Nitrogen ExplosionLoomis Lab South Patio

Saturday Physics for Everyone (SPE) is a series of lectures on modern aspects of the physical sciences held Saturday mornings each fall. The program began in 1993 and offers high school students the opportunity to hear presentations from world-class scientists and researchers.

By attending Saturday Physics for Everyone, you will learn about recent advances in the physical sciences, you will gain an understanding of how physics affects development in modern technology, and influences your life on a daily basis. A question and answer session is held at the end of each program. This is your chance to interact with renowned scientific leaders in the research community.

Registration is no longer available because the registration deadline has passed.