The UNM Department of Physics and Astronomy hosts its Spring Lecture Demonstration Show on Wednesday, March 30, from 7-8 p.m., in Regener Hall Auditorium (Room 103). The event is free and open to the general public. Local high school teachers and students are especially invited to attend.
The show will feature live physics demonstrations put on by members of UNM's Society of Physics Students and faculty, illustrating basic physics principles in mechanics, optics, and electricity and magnetism. Demonstrations will include the giant Newton's Cradle, Bernoulli's Principle, a Human Gyroscope, the Rocket Car, Optical Fibers, Laser Interference, the Tesla Coil and Implosion.
In addition, the Department of Physics and Astronomy is in the planning stages for its first Physics Day in two years. UNM Physics Day 2022 will be held on Saturday, April 16 from 9 to 6 p.m. Undergraduate Physics and Astronomy majors are invited to present research talks and/or posters as part of Physics Day which will be held for the first time in the new Physics, Astronomy, and Interdisciplinary Science (PAIS) Building.
UNM Physics Day 2022 will include the following:
- Oral and poster presentations by undergraduate students
- Plenary talk by Professor Keith Lidke on Fluorescence Microscopy
- Tours of the Campus Observatory and different Research Labs, and the Center for Advanced Research Computing (CARC)
- Awards for the best oral and poster presentations
- Free coffee breaks, lunch, and dinner for all attendees
- UNM Physics Day 2022 Schedule
The registration deadline is April 14. For program and registration information, visit UNM Physics Day 2022.