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Summer Girls Program

Summer Girls is a two-week program with sessions for rising 9th graders and 11th and 12th graders.  Activities include numerous lab experiments, lessons, demos, and tours of research hosted at UMD.  The 9th grade session focuses on classical physics, while the 11th and 12th grade program jumps into the world of modern physics. 


Physics of Quidditch Summer Camp

This innovative program combines physics, sport, and literature of the Harry Potter novels.   Within the context of the real-life sport of quidditch, camp participants conduct experiments, learn concepts in mechanics, explore fantasy elements of the novels, and play the game of quidditch.

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MotionFamily5 The people who brought you Physics is Phun introduce PHYSICS DISCOVERY DAYS. This series aims to educate and entertain the whole family through demonstrations and hands-on activities.
Saturday, May 2, 2015 will be the make-up date for the Fun with Hot and Cold program.  Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.
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Each week during the semester, the Department of Physics hosts prominent scientists from around the country to speak at our colloquium series. This is an excellent opportunity for faculty, students and the local science community to learn about some of the most intriguing topics in the field of physics today. Colloquia are held Tuesdays at 4:00 p.m. (preceded by light refreshments at 3:30 p.m.). 

Parking is available in the Parking Garage 2 (PG2), across the street from the Physics Lecture Hall. An attendant will direct visitors within the garage. A free ShuttleUM bus runs to and from the College Park Metro station at about eight-minute intervals.For further information, please contact the Physics Department at 301-405-5946 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.