Physics with a Bang! Holiday Lecture and Open House

December 7, 2013

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 7th, 2013
Kersten Physics Teaching Center
5720 S. Ellis Ave., Chicago, IL

Lecture repeated at 11am and 2pm
Open House and Demo Alley from 12pm-4pm

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 be streamed live to alternate venues as well.

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