High Energy Physics Seminars

ics Physics Day Show
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
7:00 PM
Physics Building, Room 203
Note special time.
Note special room.
O. Pfister,C. Sackett, K. Williams, S. Wolf [Host: Mike Timmins]
University of Virginia
"Lasers"
ABSTRACT:
The 15th annual physics demonstration sow will be held Wednesday evening, April 22nd, 2009 in room 203 of the physics building at the University of Virginia to celebrate National Physics Day. This highly anticipated event is a special family oriented physics demonstration show for the general public. The show this year will be at 7:00 p.m. in the physics building on McCormick Road. Parking is available in the parking garage on Emmett Street, or after 5:00 p.m. in the football stadium parking lots. Physics professors Olivier Pfister, Cass Sackett, Keith Williams, Stuart Wolf and Mike Timmins will delight the crowd with strange and mystifying events. When the laser was first invented in 1958, it was immediately considered a “solution waiting for a problem”. Well, that was a long time ago and we have since found many problems that the laser is a perfect solution for. In fact, lasers are ubiquitous in everyday modern electronics from simple pointing instruments to cd/dvd players. However, lasers are even more useful to researchers and after this show, you will begin understand why. The demonstrations are designed to intrigue and excite both young and old from novice to expert. Bring your family and friends, but come on time as the room fills up quickly. For more information about this free public event, call 924-3781.

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