Physics Fair at UW-Madison this Saturday

Feb. 14, 2013

by David Tenenbaum

The sixth annual UW-Madison Physics Fair will offer physical delights and pain-free education free to all comers on Saturday, Feb. 16 on the UW-Madison campus. Features include:

  • A tour of plasma experiments — critical to fusion energy and astrophysics
  • A chance to levitate a small magnet above a superconductor
  • An exhibit showing how high-intensity light is used as a scientific instrument
  • An opportunity to build a marshmallow catapult 

The Physics Fair is free (no tickets required) from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Chamberlin Hall, 1150 University Ave. Visit the fair's website for more information.

The 30th edition of the award-winning show, The Wonders of Physics, by emeritus Professor Clint Sprott, will be staged Saturday, Feb. 16 at 1, 4 and 7 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 17, at 1 and 4 p.m. in Chamberlin Hall. Tickets can be ordered online. If shows are sold out, keep checking back as some seats may open up.