8:30 - 8:45AM - WATANABE HALL ENTRANCE

REGISTRATION

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.

8:45AM - WATANABE 112

WELCOME ADDRESS

Dr. Peter Gorham 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.

LECTURES

9:00AM, 9:30AM, 10:00AM, 10:30AM

WATANABE 113

THE VERY BIG AND THE VERY SMALL
X. TATA

How does physics help us understand and make connections between phenomena at very large scales and at very small scales?

OPEN LAB TOURS

ONGOING 9:00AM - 11:30AM

WATANABE 319

DIRECTIONAL DARK MATTER DETECTION
M. GREHR

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?

WATANABE 109

NEUTRON IMAGING
K. Nishimura

Tour the neutron imaging lab, where a fast-timing neutron camera called the NeutronTimeCube (NTC) is being developed. The NTC will be used to detect and locate special nuclear materials for safety and security applications.

WATANABE 221

RADIATION LAB
BRIAN CROW

Radiation is something we encounter every moment of every day of our lives. Is it dangerous, is it natural, is it useful? Come and learn!

WATANABE 317

NANOPHYSICS LAB
K. SATTLER

Instruments in this lab can make images and manipulate atoms. Slides and models will illustrate different types of nanomaterials.

WATANABE 102

FREE ELECTRON LASER TOUR
E. SZARMES

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.

HANDS-ON

ONGOING 9:00AM - 11:30AM

WATANABE 217

BELLE II VIRTUAL REALITY
T. BROWDER, S. DUBEY

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.

WATANABE 421

PHYSICS DEMOS
THE SOCIETY OF PHYSICS STUDENTS

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!

OUTSIDE WATANABE

SOLAR OBSERVING
A. DVORNIKOV

OUTSIDE WATANABE

SOUND AND THE MONOLITH
K. CROKER

The Monolith from 2001: A Space Odyssey whispers and booms outside of Watanabe Hall!  Come learn about sound waves and resonance from this enormous and recently restored interactive sculpture. 

Monolith outside Watanabe Hall
Looking at sun through telescope
Spinning with wheel
Fingers draw current

For questions or to schedule a group visit - email M. Jones mdj@phys.hawaii.edu

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VOLUNTEERS & PRESENTERS

Brian Crow
Michael Jones
Xerxes Tata
Tom Browder
Klaus Sattler
Sven Vahsen
Kurtis Nishimura
Eric Szarmes
Kevin Croker
Peter Gorham
Aline Galindo-Tellez
Alex Dvornikov
Jack Runburg
Shawn Dubey
Undergraduates of SPS

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