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2017 Festival

“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 1, 2017

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
Mitchell Physics Lecture Hall
Harvard Professor David Weitz and celebrity chefs Peter Madden and Mitch Siegert

Saturday, April 1

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
Discover how bubbles work, what bubbles can do, and how to continue the experiments on your own at home.
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
Astrophysicist and TED Fellow Lucianne Walkowicz

Special Events*

Large Hadron Collider Virtual Tours
11:00 am, 12:00 pm
Hawking Auditorium
Low Temperature Extravaganza
10:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm
Mitchell Physics Building (MPHY) 213
5-Barrel Depth Charge Demo
3:30 pm
South-side of MPHY Building
12:00 pm
Jack E. Brown Chemical Engineering Building Rm. 108
* All times currently tentative View last year’s Physics Festival Schedule


*Commercials courtesy of Suddenlink Communications. Watch more videos here.
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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