Physics with a Bang! Holiday Lecture and Open House

December 5, 2015

Students, families, teachers and especially the curious are invited to attend our annual Holiday Lecture and Open House. See fast, loud, surprising and beautiful physics demos performed by Profs. Heinrich Jaeger and Sidney Nagel. Talk to scientists about their latest discoveries. Participate in hands-on activities related to their research. 

Saturday, December 5th, 2015
Kersten Physics Teaching Center
5720 S. Ellis Ave., Chicago, IL

Lecture repeated at 11am and 2pm
Open House and Demo Alley from 11am-4:30pm 
Lab Tours immediately after each lecture 


Doors for the Lectures open 30 minutes before each show.  Admission to this event is free.  Please note: there will be no online registrations, and will be a first to arrive, first ticketed event.  We do not guarantee availibility of seating, but shows will also be streamed live to alternate venues.

This event is sponsored by the James Franck Institute, the Department of Physics,  the Insitutue for Molecular Engineering, and the Materials Research Science & Engineering Center.  The organizer of the Open House is David Schuster .  

For those needing special assistance, please send email to

For pictures and video of past performances, please click here, here, and here