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Friday Night at the Physics Department

Feb 17, 2017
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Description

Interested in physics? Know anyone interested in learning more about the physics program? Then join us for a hands-on demo show and department tour with the IPFW Department of Physics!

You will be able to see the educational laboratories, tour the research laboratories, and find out what physics majors and physicists do.  

Some specific demonstrations will be the ping-pong ball cannon (firing ping-pong balls at more than 600 miles per hour), gravity cloth (simulating gravitational fields of massive objects), modeling a gravity wave detector using a laser interferometer, and acoustic levitation. Physics students and faculty will explain the principles behind the demos. 

In the research lab tours you will find out about the research physics faculty and students are involved in. Audience memebers will see interferometry used to detect sound, learn about using light as a “tractor-beam," see a quantum optic experiment, and learn about making aerogels. 

Finally, you will learn about IPFW’s exceptional undergraduate physics program and what careers you can pursue with a physics degree. 

About This Event

Event Type:
Community/Open to the Public
Other
Topics:
mathScience
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Organizers:
Arts and Sciences
Physics
Audience:
Future Students
General Public
Calendar:
Public

How to Attend

Tickets are not required for this event

Cost:
Free

Contact Information

Contact Name:
Mark Masters
Contact Phone:
260-481-6153
Contact Email:
masters@ipfw.edu

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