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Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Mississippi


Event Information:

  • Fri

    S.T.E.M. Fest 2018

    3:00 pmLewis Hall and Swayze Field (Friday) and the Field Station (Saturday)

    S.T.E.M. Fest 2018 at the University of Mississippi

    The physics department will participate in the 2018 S.T.E.M. Fest.

    Friday, April 20, 2018

    • Physics Open House. Learn why a curve ball curves or how to hit the perfect home run from the Society of Physics Students.
      Lewis Hall & Swayze Field 3 - 5 PM.
    • National Center for Physical Acoustics Tours. Discover cutting-edge research on a variety of acoustic phenomena, from ultrasonic to infrasonic. NCPA, 3 PM & 4 PM.
    • Hidden Figures: The movie. The 2016 blockbuster presented by the Women in Physics and the Office of Diversity and Community Engagement. Overby, 5 - 7:15 PM.
    • Astronomy Open House: Viewings of the moon and Jupiter with the historic 1893 Grubb telescope, weather permitting.
      Kennon Observatory, 8 - 10 PM.

    Saturday, April 21, 2018

    • Lightning Research at UM Field Station. Lecture on lightning and atmospheric physics by Professor Tom Marshall.
      Field Station, 10:40-11am.
    • Fun Demos at UM Field Station. Explore the physics of sound, a fire tornado, liquid nitrogen, and what happens when you lay down on a bed of nails. Field Station, 2:30-3:30pm.