Department of Physics & Astronomy
University of New Mexico

Demo night

Presented by Society of Physics Students and UNM Physics and Astronomy faculty

Free Physics Demo Night: Astonishing Feats of Physics
Physics Demo Night

Could you make a beach ball hover in mid-air, using only a common gardening tool?
Can two plates held together by a vacuum, defeat a team of people?
What happens when you fill a 55 gallon drum with steam, then close the lid?
How does fiber optics power the internet?

The UNM Department of Physics and Astronomy will host a Demonstration Show, on Wednesday, October 30, from 7-8 pm, in Regener Hall Auditorium (Room 103). High school teachers and students are especially invited to attend. UNM's Society of Physics Students and faculty will illustrate basic principles in mechanics, optics, electricity and magnetism with a giant Newton's Cradle, beach balls, a Human Gyroscope, Rocket Car, Optical Fibers, Laser Interference, the Tesla Coil, and a suspenseful implosion.

7:00 pm, Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Regener Hall Auditorium

Disability NoticeIndividuals with disabilities who need an auxiliary aid or service to attend or participate in P&A events should contact Sandra Ortiz (phone: 505-277-5900, email: well in advance to ensure your needs are accomodated. Event handouts can be provided in alternative accessible formats upon request. Please contact Mrs. Ortiz if you need written information in an alternative format.

A schedule of talks within the Department of Physics and Astronomy is available on the P&A web site at