Saturday Physics for Everyone 30th Anniversary 2023

Celebrate with Physics!

The Physics department is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Saturday Physics for Everyone program on October 28th 2023!

Join us for a Physics department open house as well as a guest lecture by the founder of the Saturday Physics for Everyone program, Professor David Hertzog.

Check out the agenda below to learn more about the events of the day.

Picture from the Saturday Physics for Everyone event, September 9th 2023, with Professor Lucas Wagner.

30th Anniversary Agenda
Doors to Loomis open, light breakfast refreshments served
Loomis Lab Lobby
9:30AM - 10:00AM
Physics demos by Society of Physics Students
Loomis Lab Lobby
10:00AM - 10:45AM
Lecture and Questions and Answers with Professor Hertzog
Loomis Lab 141
10:45AM - 11:10AM
Commemorative Activities with Physics Department Head Professor Matthias Grosse Perdekamp
Loomis Lab 141
11:10AM - 11:30AM
Anniversary Cake Cutting
Loomis Lab Lobby
11:30AM - 12:15PM
Boxed lunches served
Loomis Lab Lobby
12:15PM - 1:00PM
What is Physics? And what does it mean to study Physics? Split Sessions:
  1. Physics demos for All with Physics Van
  2. Panel discussion with Physics Students
1:00PM - 2:45PM
Physics Lab Tours: TBA
Loomis Lab, Materials Research Lab and Engineering Sciences Building
2:45PM - 3:15PM
Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream demo with Society of Physics Students
Loomis Lab Lobby
End the Day with a Bang! Liquid Nitrogen Explosion
Loomis Lab South Patio


Travel Sponsorship

The Physics department is excited to offer travel sponsorship for high school and community college groups interested in attending the 30th anniversary event. If you are a teacher, professor or staff member interested in learning more about this opportunity, please fill out the travel sponsorship form below. 

Travel Sponsorship Form


Lab Tour Registration

Due to the limited space in our physics labs, we need participants to register to attend the lab tour portion of the event to get the most accurate count. Please fill out the link below to indicate the number of people in your party. 

Lab Tour Registration


Additional Event Details

Most lab spaces can accommodate up to 6 guests at a time. We will have all lab tour participants on a rotating schedule so that they can see all the labs without being over capacity.

Please register so that we can add you and your party to one of the rotating groups: 

Lab Tour Registration 

Parking is available to the public all day in lot B21

The Physics department strives to accommodate all at our events. We have an elevator and accessible seating in our lecture room, Loomis 141. If you are registering for a lab tour and need additional accommodations to access the lab, please let us know and we will do our best to find suitable solutions. 

We will have Panera catering for light breakfast refreshments. 

We will have cake and celebratory desserts made by University Catering.

We will have Jimmy John's sandwiches for lunch. 

We will have a variety of options to chose from including many common dietary restrictions (vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, pork free). If you have a specific dietary restriction you would like us to be aware of, please let us know.