Physics at Virginia

The University of Virginia Department of Physics presents:

When: Thursday, April 20, 2023                                                                      Time:7:00 P.M.                                                                                                      Where: Room 101, Nau Hall, 1540 Jefferson Park Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22904 

The 27th Annual Physics Day Demonstration Show will be held at 7 pm on Thursday evening, April 20, 2023, in room 101 of Nau Hall, 1540 Jefferson Park Ave, at the University of Virginia to celebrate National Physics Day. Admission is free. 

This highly anticipated event is a superb physics demonstration show for the general public, especially K-12 students and families. Parking is available in the Central Grounds Garage on Emmett Street or, after 5:00 pm, near the football stadium.

The theme of the show this year is ENERGY. Physics professors Marija Vucelja, Xiaochao Zheng, Dima Pesin, Bob Jones, Jency Sundararajan, Peter Schauss, lecture demonstrator Al Tobias, and UVa physics students will introduce the crowd to the science behind different types of energy. 

This event will follow UVA's current COVID policies and guidance, which can be viewed here: https://uvapolicy.virginia.edu/policy/SEC-045.

For more information about this free public event call, Robin Mitrenga at 924-3781 or email at rlm6qk@virginia.edu

An hour of hair raising demonstrations designed to both educate and amaze!

Parking Map (click to enlarge):

Nau Hall is about 10 minutes walking from Central Grounds Parking Garage and Stadium Parking.

Parking near/at the Stadium:
(Free parking after 5PM)
  1. From Emmet Street, turn right onto Stadium Rd.
  2. Continue on Stadium Rd., then turn right onto Whitehead Rd.
  3. Stadium Parking will be on your left.
Central Grounds Parking Garage on Emmet Street:
(Hourly Parking)
From Emmet Street take a left into Central Ground Parking Garage.
Hourly parking may be paid via the ParkMobile app.

Video of the 2022 National Physics Day Show: