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Welcome to Fall 2023!

Welcome to the fall 2023 semester at UMD Physics! We’re looking forward to an exciting semester!

If you have any questions about finding the right demonstrations or other resources for your class, access to the order form, or anything else we can help with, be sure to call or email.

Please remember to order your demonstrations before the cutoff deadline for the order form system: For morning classes, before 1PM the previous working day; for afternoon classes, before 4AM the day of the class. Where possible, we appreciate having the orders at least one full working day ahead, to ensure plenty of time to make sure everything is ready for you. Some demonstrations may require more notice if they use particularly complex apparatus or materials that require special handling.

We have many events coming up this year; our first Physics is Phun show will be the weekend of September 22nd, and don't forget about the weekly Physics Colloquium beginning September 5th!

 See you soon!


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  1. STEM News Tip: A Busy Month on the Moon
  2. Maryland Day 2023
  3. Outreach Events in February are Hot and Cold!
  4. Happy Spring 2023!
  5. STEM News Tip: Coming soon to a sky near you! Comet 2022 E23 (ZTF)
  6. PhysCon 2022!
  7. Distinguished Scholar-Teacher, Prof. Michelle Girvan
  8. Welcome to Autumn 2022 at UMD Physics!
  9. Blog Flashback: Birthday of CS Wu
  10. Demo Highlight: Air Table
  11. STEM News Tip: May’s Lunar Eclipse
  12. Demonstration Highlight: Reflecting Telescope Models
  13. STEM News Tip: Prof Sarah Eno elected AAAS Fellow
  14. Demonstration Highlight: Gravitational Lensing Model
  15. STEM News Tip: JWST Deployment
  16. Demonstration Highlight: More Fun with Polarization
  17. Demonstration Highlight: Fourier Synthesizer
  18. STEM News Tip: AIP Marks 90th Anniversary
  19. STEM News Tip: JWST Launch Delayed
  20. Demonstration Highlight: Electromagnetic Can Smasher
  21. Demonstration Highlight: Refraction
  22. STEM News Tip: Three New Articles In Science Education
  23. Demonstration Highlight: The Force on a Current in a Magnetic Field
  24. Demonstration Highlight: The Tesla Coil, Part Two
  25. STEM News Tip: Black In Physics Week 2021
  26. Demonstration Highlight: Tesla Coil, Part 1
  27. Demonstration Highlight: Parallel Plate Capacitor
  28. Demonstration Highlight: Friction on an Inclined Plane
  29. Demonstration Highlight: Rotating Chair and Bicycle Wheel Gyroscope
  30. Demonstration Highlight: Pulleys and Mechanical Advantage
  31. STEM News Tip: Updates on Fall Webinars and Virtual Talks from Scientific Organizations
  32. Demonstration Highlight: Elastic and Inelastic Collisions
  33. Demonstration Highlight: Double Cone
  34. Demonstration Highlight: Focusing Heat
  35. STEM News Tip: Coming events
  36. On the Physics of Work
  37. Demonstration Highlight: Buoyancy
  38. STEM News Tip: Hurricane Ida
  39. Welcome to Fall 2021!
  40. Demonstration Highlight: Rotating Chair and Weights
  41. Demonstration Highlight: Electric Fields
  42. STEM News Tip: Donna Hammer wins Board of Regents Award
  43. Demonstration Highlight: Pendula of Different Masses
  44. STEM News Tip: Keep An Eye Out For Meteors This Month!
  45. Demonstration Highlight: Galileo's Pendulum
  46. STEM News Tip: UMD Tech Spin-Offs Highlighted
  47. STEM News Tip: APS Public Engagement Webinars This Week
  48. Demonstration Highlight: Chaotic Pendula
  49. STEM News Tip: AIP Reports on National Survey of High School Physics
  50. Demonstration Highlight: Charged Balloon
  51. STEM News Tip: AIP Celebrates 90th Anniversary This Month
  52. STEM News Tip: Prof. Alicia Kollár Receives NSF Award
  53. Happy 145th birthday to Harriet Brooks
  54. Demonstration Highlight: Hookes Law and SHM
  55. STEM News Tip: NASA STEM Stars Program
  56. STEM News Tip: Scientific American on the Future of Particle Physics
  57. Demonstration Highlight: Astro Blaster
  58. STEM News Tip: AIP TEAM-UP Webinar With Dr. Jami V Miller & Prof Kelly Nash
  59. Demonstrations Highlight: Lenz's Law
  60. STEM News Tip: NASA EPDC Outreach Programs
  61. STEM News Tip: Earth Observation Hackathon
  62. Profiles in Physics @ UMD: Prof. Manuel Franco Sevilla
  63. Demonstration Highlight: Inertia of a Lead Brick
  64. STEM News Tip: #BlackInAstro Week 2021
  65. STEM News Tip: New Research on the Physics of Viruses
  66. Demonstration Highlight: Laser Waterfall
  67. Celebrating the birthday of Chien-Shiung Wu
  68. Demonstration Highlight: Cosmic Ray Detector
  69. STEM News Tip: Eclipse Season
  70. STEM News Tip: Non-Newtonian Fluids for Cookout Season
  71. Happy Graduation!
  72. Demonstration Highlight: Coănda Effect
  73. STEM News Tip: Raman Spectroscopy for COVID-19 Testing
  74. STEM News Tip: NMAAHC on Experiences of African Americans in STEM
  75. STEM News Tip: Physics Today features classic article on computers in physics education
  76. Demonstration Highlight: Diffusion Distribution Models
  77. STEM News Tip: APS Begins Public Engagement Webinar Series
  78. STEM News Tip: KiNET-X Experiment Launches from Wallops Tonight
  79. Demonstration Highlight: Projectile Motion - Pellet and Falling Target
  80. UMD Physics Summer Programs 2021
  81. STEM News Tip: Prof. Buonanno elected to NAS
  82. Demonstration Highlight: Hill Track
  83. STEM News Tip: Physics Today interviews Shirley Ann Jackson
  84. Demonstration Highlight: Rotating Rings
  85. STEM News Tip: Earth Day 2021
  86. Demonstration Highlight: Tyndall's Experiment
  87. STEM News Tip: Atom interferometry in free fall
  88. Demonstration Highlight: Smoke Vortex
  89. Demonstration Highlight: Eddy Current Pendulum
  90. STEM News Tip: Measuring the gravitational force of tiny masses
  91. Demonstration Highlight: Plane Mirror
  92. STEM News Tip: The Physics of Music Recital Rooms
  93. Demonstration Highlight: Diameter and Circumference
  94. Demonstration Highlight: The Theremin
  95. STEM News Tip: Physics Today on Physicists & Mental Health in the Pandemic
  96. Demonstration Highlight: Centers of Mass
  97. STEM News Tip: Follow Along With Mars In March!
  98. Demonstration Highlight: Visible and Invisible Spectra
  99. Demonstration Highlight: Brass Barbell
  100. STEM News Tip: NASA's Mars 2020 Has Landed!
  101. Profiles in Physics @ UMD: Dr. Kate O'Neill
  102. Demonstration Highlight: Discharging capacitor
  103. STEM News Tip: This Week on Mars
  104. Demonstration Highlight: Simple Harmonic Motion Video
  105. STEM News Tip: Science Policy 2021
  106. Demonstration Highlight: Flame Tube
  107. UMD Research Commons workshops return for 2021
  108. STEM News Tip: TRAPPIST-1 Planets
  109. Demo Highlight: Funnel Cart
  110. STEM News Tip: Space Launch News
  111. STEM News Tip: Comet C/2021 A1 (Leonard)
  112. Demo Highlight: Hydraulic Press
  113. STEM News Tip: NANOGrav and Low-Frequency Gravitational Waves
  114. Demo Highlight: Polarizers and Light Source
  115. STEM News Tip: AIP Oral History Interviews
  116. Demo Highlight: Newton's Cradle
  117. STEM News Tip: Phosphine and Venus Update: The Research Goes On
  118. A Festive Time: Happy Isaac Newton's Birthday
  119. STEM News Tip: Winter Solstice 2020
  120. Demo Highlight: Rolling vs. Sliding
  121. STEM News Tip: Space, Sun, Stones, and Streaming
  122. Demo Highlight: Suspended Slinky
  123. STEM News Tip: Geminids Meteors
  124. STEM News Tip: Physics Today Features Music & Acoustics for International Year of Sound
  125. STEM News Tip: National Math Festival Online
  126. Demo Highlight: Pendulum Length Ratio
  127. STEM News Tip: Arecibo Observatory to be Decomissioned
  128. Demonstration Highlight: Potential Well
  129. STEM News Tip: UMD Data Challenge 2021
  130. STEM News Tip: Space Launch System Tests Resume
  131. STEM News Tip: The Mathematics of a Pandemic
  132. STEM News Tip: Try NASA’s Eyes on for size!
  133. STEM News Tip: AIP Foundation & TEAM-UP Report
  134. Demo Highlight: Free Fall in Vacuum
  135. STEM News Tip: New Comet in the Neighborhood
  136. Demo Highlight: Van de Graaff and Pie Pans
  137. STEM News Tip: Upcoming Virtual Events with UMD Science
  138. Demo Highlight: The Shive Wave Machine with Prof. Peter Shawhan
  139. The Physics of Bats
  140. Demo Highlight: Electromagnet With Bang
  141. STEM News Tip: Webinar Series
  142. STEM News Tip: Sci-Fi Costumes at Air&Space Museum
  143. STEM News Tip: DOE on STEM Careers
  144. Demonstration Highlight: The Egg Crusher
  145. STEM News Tip: Upcoming SPS Virtual Colloquium with Dr. Nicole Gugliucci
  146. STEM News Tip: Physics Comedy at the Maryland STEM Festival
  147. STEM News Tip: Dean Steve Fetter wins APS Leo Szilard Lectureship Award
  148. Demonstration Highlight: Guitar & Oscilloscope
  149. STEM News Tip: 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics Announced
  150. Demo Highlight: Racing Balls 2
  151. STEM News Tip: Maryland STEM Festival 2020
  152. Demonstration Highlight: Fourier Analysis
  153. STEM News Tip: Learning Resources for Nuclear Power
  154. Today in Physics History: Neptune
  155. Highlight: Van de Graaff Generator Animation
  156. STEM News Tip: Exoplanet around a White Dwarf Star
  157. Animation Highlight: Pendulum Waves
  158. STEM News Tip: Quantum Fireside Chat with Nobel Laureate Bill Phillips
  159. Demo Highlight: Laser and Double Slit
  160. STEM News Tip: Phosphine on Venus
  161. STEM News Tip: COVID-19 and the Physics Job Market
  162. Highlight: Radio Waves and Faraday Cage
  163. Remote Teaching Resources
  164. STEM News Tip: New Gravitational Waves Discoveries!
  165. Atwood's Machine: Testing Newton’s Second Law
  166. STEM News Tip: Some new articles in science teaching & information, August 2020
  167. Demonstration Highlight: Masses Dropped and Shot
  168. STEM News Tip: Native American Physics & Astronomy
  169. STEM News Tip: Titan and its Atmosphere on APOD
  170. STEM News Tip: COVID-19 impact on research
  171. The Tablecloth, the Coin, and Other Adventures with Inertia
  172. Quantum Demonstration and Simulation: The Hydrogen Atom
  173. STEM News Tip: New Atmospheric Phenomena Spotted on Venus
  174. STEM News Tip: SPS Virtual Colloquium
  175. Demonstration Highlight: Simple Harmonic Motion & Uniform Circular Motion
  176. STEM News Tip: Meteor Showers and Rain Showers
  177. STEM News Tip: Sonic Tourism
  178. Demonstration Highlight: Electromagnet
  179. STEM News Tip: Mars 2020 launches this week!
  180. STEM News Tip: Nova Reticuli 2020
  181. How many demonstrations?
  182. STEM News Tip: Solar Observer webcast this week!
  183. STEM News Tip: Children Learning About Gears
  184. Space News: The Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope
  185. Demo Highlight: Vector Addition
  186. Demonstration Highlight: The Pencil and Plywood Experiment
  187. Demo Highlight: The Ripple Tank and a Ripple Tank Simulator
  188. Demo Highlight: The Racing Balls in Slow Motion
  189. Happy birthday, Alexander Müller
  190. New Demonstration: The Paramagnetism of a Dysprosium Pendulum
  191. Welcome to Spring 2020
  192. Light Up the Night: Neon and "Neon" Lights
  193. A Heated Discussion In Class
  194. The Physics Soda Can Returns: Electrostatic Induction
  195. Physics Teatime 3: Do Not Try This At Home
  196. Introducing Our Newest Center of Mass Demonstration
  197. FLIGHT!
  198. Happy Birthday Carl Sagan
  199. Hot Air Balloon
  200. Upcoming Events at UMD Physics!
  201. Welcome to Fall 2019!
  202. Summer Hiatus
  203. Phun with Electrons: Particle or Wave?
  204. Physics Teatime 2: On The Making Of Tea
  205. On the Choosing of Demonstrations
  206. Teatime in Physics
  207. Happy Birthday to Émilie du Châtelet
  208. Seeing Sound: Vibrations on a Plate
  209. Women Nobel Laureates in Physics
  210. Coming Soon: Physics is Phun presents Induction and Deduction
  211. New Portable Ripple Tank
  212. Irene Joliot-Curie
  213. New Demos: Buoyancy and Electromagnetic Forces
  214. Falling into Free Fall
  215. Happy 100th Birthday Katherine Johnson!
  216. Demonstration Orders for the Fall Semester
  217. Welcome!