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2018 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

Next Festival: April 7, 2018

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. All events are free of charge and no registration is needed!

With over 200 amazing, interactive physics demonstrations, specialized programs by age groups, and public lectures by prominent scientists and astronauts, it’s no surprise that over 5,000 visitors annually come from across the United States to join in the excitement!

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Friday, April 6

7:00 pm

Mitchell Physics Lecture Hall

Harvard Professor David Weitz and celebrity chefs Tai Lee and Mitch Siegert

Saturday, April 7

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

Astronaut Gregory Chamitoff

11:00 am-12:30 pm
1:00 pm-2:30 pm

Mitchell Physics B41

Dr. Lee’s Lab Tour

Meet Nobel Prize winner David Lee

Limited spots available for Lab tour, RSVP required. Sign up here!

2:00 pm

Hawking Auditorium

Astronaut Nancy Currie-Gregg

4:00 pm

Mitchell Physics Lecture Hall

Professor and Author Rocky Kolb

Special Events*

Large Hadron Collider Virtual Tours

12:00 pm, 1:00 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

Cyclotron Institute Tours

Limited spots available for Cyclotron tour, Sign up on the morning of the festival!

11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 2:30 pm, 4:00 pm

Cyclotron Institute

Dr. Krishna Narayanan – “How does Voyager communicate from the edge of the solar system?”

10:00 am – 10:30 am

Hawking Auditorium

* All times currently tentative

View last year’s Physics Festival Schedule


Watch more videos here.

The Physics & Engineering Festival is attended by people from across the world. The map below, from the 2018 Physics Festival, is illustrative of this.

Festival attendees shown on a United States map in 2017

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.

By attending the Texas A&M University Physics & Engineering Festival, you do hereby grant Texas A&M University (TAMU) the right to create and/or utilize photographs or digital, video or audio recordings of yourself and/or your property and to use these for any educational, promotional, news or research materials and/or publications. Please refer to the full photography consent declaration for more information.

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