Saturday Morning Physics

Saturday Morning Physics




The Saturday Morning Physics program introduces local high school students and community members to current topics in the physical sciences, presented by scientists active in research. We seek to educate, entertain, and inspire. We offer this program as a community service free to the participants; it is completely funded by Florida State University. Over the years, thousands of students of all ages have enjoyed this program, learning and benefiting from the opportunity to interact directly with working scientists.

2016 Schedule

Except during the week of the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL), each of the sessions will be held in Room 101 (the large lecture hall) in the Richards Undergraduate Physics Laboratory on FSU's Campus (map here). All presentations will begin at 9:30 am and end between 11 am and 11:15 am. There will be a 20-minute intermission with free pastries and juice.

9/24/2016 Astronomy in the New Millennium



Every day brings a new discovery in astronomy. Sample the greatest! A free FSU planetarium show is included.

Prof Kevin Huffenberger Prof David Collins
10/1/2016 Discoveries in Particle Physics: Past and Future



Learn of the discoveries that informed our understanding of the fundamental forces of nature, and what the future may hold!

Prof Takemichi Okui Prof Rachel Yohay
10/8/2016 Physics on the Web


The web is a fantastic place to explore physics. Find out why and where.

Prof Vladimir Dobrosavljevic      
10/15/2016 Science and Technology of Magnets (at Maglab)



Learn about magnet research and future applications in our society.

During this week, participants must go to the Magnet Lab at 1800 E. Paul Dirac Drive Tallahassee, FL 32310. Due to space limitations, the Magnet Lab session will be split in two. Attendees arriving before 9:30 am will join the first session, while others will join a 10:15 am session.  Magnet Lab tours will be organized and participants are required to have closed toe shoes.

Prof Gregory Boebinger Prof Laura Greene
10/22/2016 Supernova and Nuclear Astrophysics



Discover how exploding stars made us all.

Prof Jeremiah Murphy Prof Sergio Almaraz-Calderon
10/29/2016 Physics of Waves



Catch the wave with these spectacular demonstrations of the physics of waves.

Prof Christianne Beekman Prof Volker Crede
11/5/2016 Physics of Sports



A lively look at the amazing physics at play in sports.

Prof David Lind Prof Hanwei Gao

Want more information?
Professor Kevin Huffenberger
Saturday Morning Physics Committee Chair
Physics Department
Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306-4350
phone: 850.644.2868