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October 28, 2023 "Colors of Chemistry!" Christopher Marelli

This show will be feature favorite, select demonstrations curated and presented by the University of Colorado's Director of Undergraduate Chemistry Laboratories, Christopher Marelli. Colorful, lively demonstrations will inspire and pique the curiosity of young science and nature enthusiasts. What does Chemistry have to do with colors? What do atoms do...

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September 23, 2023 "BOOM! The Physics of Sound & Music" Prof. Michael Dubson

Award winning educator and Physics Professor Michael Dubson demonstrates and describes in humorous, entertaining ways all about sound and music. Students gain an appreciation of how beautiful classical melodies can played on sawblades, the secret of making creepy music that accompanies our favorite sci-fi films and how to crack a...

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June 24, 2023 "Plastic!" Prof. Wei Zhang

CU Chemistry Professor Wei Zhang and his team consisting of chemistry, mechanical engineering and industry (RockyTech) collaborators will present an all new show that highlights the past, present and future of plastics. During this show students will learn more about pros and cons of plastics in our daily life, as...

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April 15, 2023 "The Physics of Sports!" Prof. John Bohn

It might seem like our favorite athletes defy the laws of physics, but this is not so - they work with physics, just as we all do. Come and learn about how motion, energy, and balance contribute to the things we all do in sports. We will have lots of...

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March 11, 2023 "The Chemistry of Cooking" Prof. David Nesbitt

Join Professor of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Physics David Nesbitt for "The Chemistry of Cooking!" You'll learn secrets to a perfect pie crust how to cook scrambled eggs without heat or how to reverse the entropy in your hot cocoa! Numerous great demos and kid volunteers at this lively, entertaining show!...

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February 25, 2023 "Surfing with a Mathematician" Prof. Mark Hoefer

CU Wizards Surfing with a Mathematician: Nonlinear waves & Fluids! A show for ages 5-18 , from 9:30 to 10:30 am, located at Duane Physics G1B30, CU Boulder. CU Applied Mathematics Professor Mark Hoefer will show us how mathematics describes fluids and how non-linear waves help us understand systems as...

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January 21, 2023 "Tumultuous Life of Cumulus Clouds" Prof. Katja Friedrich

Have you ever asked yourself: How do clouds form? Why do they have different shapes? Why do some clouds rain and others just move on? What do I need to make a cloud? Can I make a cloud at home? Professor Katja Friedrich has ventured into the Alps and Rocky...

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December 3, 2022 "Sink or Swim!" Prof. Mathias Weber

"Sink or Swim! Join Professor Mathias Weber who dives into Archimedes Principle to better understand why icebergs float and bubbles always travel up! He may even explain why a famous scientist once ran through the streets wearing only a bath towel shouting "Eureka!" Cristol Chemistry Rm 140 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

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November 12, 2022 "Rocks from Outer Space!" Prof. Brian Hynek

CU Boulder Geology Professor Brian Hynek has traveled the globe in search of rocks from outer space. These rocks tell fascinating stories...the geologic, hydrologic, and climatic histories of our neighboring planets. Meet at CU Planetarium for a memorable Saturday morning CU Wizards show presented by a real rock star who...

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October 22, 2022 "Mary Shelley ~ FRANKENSTEIN ~ The Ethics of Science" Susan Marie Frontczak

Master storyteller Susan Marie Frontczak, playing the part of Mary Shelley, tells how the famous and familiar story of Dr. Frankenstein's creature is related to ethical issues that arise when scientific pursuits introduce unexpected results. Frontczak parallels the story of Frankenstein with "Beauty and the Beast" - a story that...