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Physics Festival 2014

“Over the years, I have been part of many science events for the general public. The Texas A&M Physics and Engineering Festival stands among the very best. It is a high quality, wonderfully creative, world-class offering.” – Brian Greene

March 22, 2014

The Department of Physics & Astronomy at Texas A&M University invite the public to an entertaining and informative event. People of all ages will find funny, puzzling, and fascinating hands-on experiments. Everyone is invited to participate.

With over 100 amazing, interactive physics demonstrations, specialized programs by age groups, and public lectures by prominent scientists and astronauts, it’s no surprise that over 4,000 visitors annually come from across the United States to join in the excitement!

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Friday, March 21

7:00 pm

Hawking Auditorium

Join Carter Emmart, director of astrovisualization for the American Museum of Natural History, as he demonstrates their Digital Universe 3D Atlas.

Saturday, March 22

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Mitchell Physics and Mitchell Institute Buildings

An interactive science exhibition. Kids of all ages and grown ups are invited to be astounded by all kinds of amazing phenomena, to experience them live, and just to play.

11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 2:30 pm

Mitchell Physics Lecture Hall

Science Circus is physics taught with hilarity and dexterity by Rhys Thomas

11:00 am

Hawking Auditorium

Public Lecture by Astronaut Gregory Chamitoff

1:00 pm

Hawking Auditorium

Meet Nobel Prize winner Dudley Herschbach

2:00 pm

Hawking Auditorium

Meet Nobel Prize winner David Lee

5:00 pm

Mitchell Physics Lecture Hall

Public Lecture by Author Phil Plait

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The Texas A&M Physics and Engineering Festival is an Affiliate Festival to the USA Science & Engineering Festival.

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