Physics with a Bang!

Students, families, teachers and especially the curious are invited to attend our annual Physics with a Bang! Holiday Lecture and Open House.

Lecture:  See fast, loud, surprising and beautiful physics demos performed by Profs. Heinrich Jaeger and Sidney Nagel.

Guided Lab tours:   See our scientists in their natural habitats and ask them about their latest discoveries.....

Demo Alley: Participate in hands-on activities related to research and try doing the demos yourself.....


This event typically takes place on the 1st Saturday of December (or Saturday during reading period before final exams).    

Location:  Kersten Physics Teaching Center; 5720 S. Ellis Ave., Chicago, IL 60637                     


Floating a Boat on air!
Getting closer to the demo!
Fascination with leftover mist....
Tour of Irvine lab
Tour of Nagel lab
Tour of Schuster lab
Demo Alley
Hovercraft rides in Demo Alley