CU Wizards Series to Kick Off 34th Year of Science Shows Sept. 25

Children of all ages are invited to attend the annual CU Wizards shows at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

The 34th annual series will begin on Saturday, Sept. 25, and run through Saturday, June 11.

Lewis Harvey, professor and chair of the psychology and neuroscience department, will open the season with "Psychology: The Science of Illusion and Reality," on Sept. 25 at 9:30 a.m. in Duane Physics room G1B30. During his presentation, he will demonstrate visual illusions and how the brain processes reality.

The CU Wizards series will offer one free presentation each month, always on a Saturday morning. All ages are welcome to attend, though the shows are geared toward children in fifth through ninth grade. The annual program is intended to entertain and inform children about different aspects of science.

The 2010-11 CU Wizards schedule is as follows:

-- Sept. 25, 9:30 a.m., Duane Physics G1B30, Professor Lewis Harvey, "Psychology:

The Science of Illusion and Reality."

-- Oct. 9, 9:30 a.m., Duane Physics G1B30, Professor Michael Dubson, "Boom! The Physics of Sound and Music."

-- Nov. 6, 9:30 a.m., Cristol Chemistry 140, Professor Veronica Bierbaum, "The Magic of Chemistry."

-- Dec. 4, 9:30 a.m., Duane Physics G1B30, Professor Darin Toohey, "Climate Change in a Bottle."

-- Jan. 22, 9:30 a.m., Cristol Chemistry 140, Professor David Nesbitt, "The Chemistry of Cooking."

-- Feb. 12, 9:30 a.m., Duane Physics G1B30, Professor Eric Stade, "Fibonacci and Phil: Why Can't We All Just Get Along?"

-- March 12, 9:30 a.m., Duane Physics G1B30, Professor Dave Walba and Professor Noel Clark, "The Liquid Crystals Wizards Show."

-- April 16, 9:30 a.m., Cristol Chemistry, Professor Steve George, "The Chemistry of Energy."

-- May 14, 9:30 a.m., Cristol Chemistry 140, Professor Tom Perkins, "From Big to

Very Small: Microscopy and the Powers of Ten."

-- June 11, 9:30 a.m., Duane Physics G1B30, Professor Konrad Lehnert, "Waves and

Radios: The Physics of the Information Age."

For more information about CU Wizards, call 303-492-5011 or visit www.colorado.edu/physics/Web/wizards/cuwizards.html.

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