Philadelphia Science Festival

Greetings, all. In case you’ve somehow missed the fanfare, starting next week, from April 15-28, Philadelphia will be hosting the 1st (annual?) Philadelphia Science Festival. Drexel is a partner, as is the Franklin Institute, and a ton of other Philly schools, museums, and institutions. There are tons of events on the webpage, but a few you should be aware of:

  • April 16 – Science Carnival on the Parkway. There will be booths and demos to your heart’s content. Drexel will have one, as will our own Society of Physics Students.
  • April 27, 3:30pm – The 16th Annual Kaczmarczik Lecture at Drexel University. Tejinder Virdee of the CMS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider will be giving a talk entitled “Exploring Nature Moments after the Big Bang: The LHC Accelerator and the CMS Experiment.”
  • Throughout — Local university and museum observatories (include Drexel’s, on April 21) will be having open nights. Be sure to stop by.

I’d also be remiss if I didn’t mention that Jeff and I will be giving a series of talks as part of the Field Family Teen Author Series on April 27. Wanna know what we’re talking about? Our Uncertain Universe. I’m really just taunting you though, since it’s specifically for a few classes of students, and not open to the general public. But I bet if you tried real hard you could book us for your next party or groundbreaking.


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