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Outreach Events in February are Hot and Cold!

  UMD Physics Outreach opens 2023 with a hot (and cold) time in the old town this month! 

Red&Blue Flyer for Physics is Phun and Physics Discovery Days - text in article

Demonstrations include infrared radiaion, liquid nitrogen, combustion, convection, and therman expansion and contraction. A great way to warm up on a chilly weekend!



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