I encourage everyone to stop by the Physics building where we will provide exciting hands-on demonstrations for kids of all ages. On the Physics' front lawn, we will provide demos for tots, where toddlers can come participate in interactive demonstrations sure to spark the interest of, possible, future physicists. For older kids, we're offering liquid nitrogen ice cream, a homemade Physics' specialty, as well as physics make & take demos and fun with illusions.
There will also be several lab tours and Dick Berg will host, his popular, Physics is Phun demonstrations. Also, I will be giving a talk entitled, “What We Thought We Knew, What We Know Now, What We Know Now We Don't Know: 150 Years of Physics,” where I'll talk about the mysteries explained in Physics history.
This is a great opportunity to reconnect with our alumni and their families, so it is really important that you come out. If you're interested in volunteering, visit: http://www.physics.umd.edu/events/spevents/MD_Day/ to register. It's a great way to meet and spend time representing our outstanding department! Even if you can't volunteer, I hope to see all of you out there enjoying in the day's festivities.
Professor and Chair