As soon as you arrive please register at the front desk outside of the Watanabe Hall entrance.
You can gather information about the physics open house and get registered for the event.
Dr. Pui Lam, Chair of the Physics Department, will welcome you to this journey in the physics laboratories, opened for this occasion, to show the beauty of physics to the public.
It’s been about sixty years since the first experimental observation of neutrinos. We will discuss the main features of these elusive particles, and how to detect them.
Ever wonder how we know what the stars are made of when we can’t collect a sample? Or how the Curiosity rover searches for evidence of liquid water on Mars? Then come learn how atoms use light to introduce themselves to us!!
Have you been curious or puzzled about something in physics and astronomy? Drop by the AMA table to chat with Professor Tata.
Dark matter is one of the biggest mysteries in physics today. We know it exists, but what is it? How can we learn more, detect it, study it?
Demonstration of the world's smallest neutrino detector miniTimeCube which was deployed at NIST nuclear reactor in 2016. https://www.phys.hawaii.edu/~mtc/
Demonstration of the NeutronTimeCube, new fast-timing
segmented neutron camera.
What is the difference between matter and anti-matter? What happens when they come together? How could the early universe (with equal amounts of matter and anti-matter) evolve to its current matter dominated state? This is a fundamental mystery of particle physics and cosmology.
The Mark III free-electron laser (FEL) as it was originally commission at Stanford in 1984! This FEL is used for UH Manoa research into remote sensing and advanced FEL concepts.
A virtual reality (VR) demonstration using the Oculus RIFT headset. Belle II is a particle physics detector located in Tsukuba, Japan. Electron-positron collisions are viewed inside the Belle II detector. The tracks and energy depositions as particles move, shower, and interact can be viewed in VR. This demo was developed at Virginia Tech and has been shown at events around the world.
What do spinning ice skaters to make themselves speed up? How does a ping pong ball stay trapped in a stream of air? See the Phantom Pig! Experience tabletop demos of mechanics, fluids and electromagnetism – brought to you by the Society of Physics Students!
Come look at the surface of the sun with a filtered telescope!! Feel free to get a picture with your phone and ask a physicist about the inner workings of our nearest star!
Did you know that there are particles from all over the galaxy bombarding Earth at all times? These particles carry information to us, but also pose a radiation concern for astronauts and equipment in space. Learn about these particles, and stay for the Cloud Chamber
Have you ever seen a subatomic particle? Now is your chance! See how the first human saw the subatomic world of particles using just an aquarium, dry ice, and a flashlight!!
Ever wonder what creates the spark to make your car’s (gas) engine run? Come see Hawaii’s largest spark plug in action!! A high-voltage Jacob’s Ladder will create miniature lightning and radio waves!!
Come see a simulation of the greatest discovery in astrophysics of the 21st century: the detection of gravity waves. Come see (and hear a simulation of Einstein’s gravity waves!!
For questions or to schedule a group visit - email M. Jones firstname.lastname@example.org
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Mark H. Slovak
Undergraduates of SPS