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Physics Festival 2016

“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

April 8-9, 2016

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 31

7:00 pm

Hawking Auditorium

Meet Climate Scientist Andrew Dessler

Saturday, April 9

10:00 am – 3:30 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

Meet Nobel Prize winner Dudley Herschbach

1:00 pm

Hawking Auditorium

Meet Nobel Prize winner David Lee

2:00 pm

Hawking Auditorium

Astronaut Bonnie Dunbar

4:00 pm

Mitchell Physics Lecture Hall

Public Lecture by Sean Carroll

Special Events

Large Hadron Collider Virtual Tours

12:00 pm, 1:30 pm

Mitchell Physics Building (MPHY) 331

Low Temperature Extravaganza

10:30 am, 12:00 pm, 1:30 pm, 3:00 pm

Mitchell Physics Building (MPHY) 213

Krishna Narayanan and Tie Liu – “Claude Shannon: A pioneer of the information age”

12:00 PM

Room 106, Jack E. Brown Chemical Engineering Building

5-Barrel Depth Charge Demo

3:30 PM

South-side of MPHY Building

View last year’s Physics Festival Schedule

More Information

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The Physics & Engineering Festival is attended by people from across the world. The map below is illustrative of this.

View last year’s image here

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

Texas A&M University does not assume any supervisory responsibility for minors attending the Festival.

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