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Adventures in Physics 2019: From the Big Bang to Galaxies

This exciting physics show and lecture will entertain children and adults!

1:00PM - Professor Bill Heidbrink and his team will kick off the program with a show demonstrating the basic ideas of energy and angular momentum conservation. See a brick shatter on a person sandwiched between nails, watch a billiard ball brush a scientist’s face in the “nose basher” demonstration, then participate in educational hands-on activities.

2:00PM - How did the cosmos go from such a simple start to the complexity we see around us today? Professor James Bullock will discuss this story. Aided by supercomputers and telescopes, his research aims to understand how galaxies like the Milky Way came to be.

3:00PM - Following the demonstrations and lecture, UCI students will host a Q&A session about life in college.

Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Physical Sciences Lecture Hall, 162 Rowland Hall
PSLH, Irvine, CA 92697

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Classes / Workshops, Campus Recreation, Activity Classes, Youth Programs, Special Events, Lectures / Presentations


Alumni, Faculty, General Public, Students, Postdocs



Free, RSVP by Jan. 26.

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Department of Physics & Astronomy

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