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U of MN Physics Slam: So hot they had to put it on ice

Six physicists from around the country "compete" in presenting their physics to a general audience at Ridder Arena

July 25, 2013

Join hundreds of physicists from across the country for “Physics Slam,” an event so hot, they had to put it on ice! Technically, the ice will be covered, but those attending will get at chance to hear about “cool” physics research at 8 p.m., Friday Aug. 2 at the University of Minnesota’s Ridder Arena, 1815 4th Street SE, Minneapolis.

Six physicists from across the country will compete by each give an entertaining, 10-minute presentation of their physics research to the general public. The physicists will be judged by an applause meter. This free event open to the public is sure to be fun, informative and unique.

The quirky venue of Ridder hockey area as a setting for a physics "match" underscores the competitive theme of the Physics Slam. Professor James Kakalios, author of "The Physics of Superheroes" will be master of ceremony. There also will be random giveaways, including an iPad.

The event is sponsored by the American Physical Society's Division of Particles and Fields Communication, Education and Outreach Committee and is one of the outreach activities of the Snowmass physics conference at the University of Minnesota July 29-Aug. 6.

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