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Maryland Day 2023

We all had a fabulous time at Maryland Day 2023! Thank you so much to all our amazing and dedicated volunteers.

Visitors checking out hands-on demos at Maryland Day LN ice cream team 2023

From Physics is Phun shows to giant smoke cannons to the ever-popular liquid nitrogen ice cream, UMD Physics pulled off a terrific program despite weather and construction.

Congrats to the whole team for a fabulous day! 

See you again next year!


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