Summary: THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS
THE 2010-2011 PUBLIC DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM SERIES
Welcome to the 29th year of PHYSICS IS PHUN, hosted by Dr. Matthew Bobrowsky
and the staff of the Physics Lecture-Demonstration Facility, assisted by numerous
invaluable volunteers. These free public programs, which present physics at the high
school level through the use of demonstrations, aim to educate, inform, and entertain.
Interactive experiments will be available with volunteer supervision 30 minutes before
each program. Each program is presented three times, on a Thursday, Friday, and
2010 October 14, 15, 16: The Physics IQ Test
The assembled throngs vote on the outcome of physics "brainteaser" experiments.
Be surprised! Be amazed! Be there!
2011 January 6, 7, 8 (Snow dates Jan. 13, 14, 15): Making Waves
Want to make waves? See properties of waves, illustrated with sound and light.
2011 March 10, 11, 12: The Sounds of Science
What makes sound? What makes music? What's going on with the human voice? Hear, hear!
2011 May 5, 6, 7: Seeing the Light
Just what is light? What do lenses and mirrors do? How does the eye work? Come and see!
Doors open 7:00 PM for hands-on activities, Program 7:30-8:30 PM