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Saturday Morning Physics Public Lecture Series


These talks are free public multimedia presentations on a variety of basic and cutting-edge physics or other science topics. Each talk is illustrated with multimedia technology and live demonstrations. These presentations for the passionately curious are independently understandable. No previous science education is necessary. Saturday Morning Physics is held on various Saturdays in the Fall and Winter terms. For a listing of dates and topics please access our website listed below.

The Saturday Morning Physics lecture series is located on the Ann Arbor campus. It is open to all surrounding Michigan and Ohio community members and University students, faculty, and staff. The seminars will be held Saturday mornings, 10:30-11:30 AM in 170 & 182 Dennison Bldg. on central campus. All talks are free and refreshments will be served before each talk begins from 9:50 to 10:30 AM.

Visitor parking for the seminars (Central Campus) is across the street from the Dennison Building in the U-M Church Street structure. The University of Michigan Transportation and Parking Services will charge $2.00 for parking in the Church Street parking structure for each Saturday Morning Physics lecture. Please use the North Church Street entrance to pay the parking fee in cash and you will obtain a parking permit from the U-M parking attendant each Saturday when you arrive.

Below: Artificial heart tissue lecture by a graduate student, Louise Hecker

Contact Information

Carol Rabuck

University of Michigan
Department of Physics
2484B Randall Laboratory
450 Church Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1040

Phone: 734.764.4437
E-mail: crabuck@umich.edu

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Sponsoring Service Unit(s)

Literature, Science & the Arts

Sponsoring Department(s)

Department of Physics

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Ann Arbor

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Continuing & Community, Education: Higher Ed, Middle and High School (7-12), Public Lectures, Science & Research, Senior Citizens, Teacher Education / Resources