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Issue 6, Volume 3
April 2010

Once again, we've planned some fantastic and star-studded events for Cal Day, so bring your friends and families for a day of physics! Please note that there are a couple of new events:

a party for friends of alumnus and SPS founder Brian Pugh ('84) at 2:30 pm in 375 LeConte Hall

an autograph signing with Nobel Laureate George Smoot and his friend, Mickey Hart, drummer of the Grateful Dead at 3:00 pm in 226 LeConte Hall

Here's a full listing of the day's events in the Physics Department:
(= kid-friendly events) 


Hands-On Physics
The Universe Adventure: Dancing with the Stars of Berkeley

Rooms 235, 245, 248 and 226 LeConte Hall

Special Events

2:30 pm A Celebration in Honor of Brian Pugh ('84)
375 LeConte Hall
If Brian was your classmate or friend, please come by to help us dedicate a new fund, The Brian Pugh Support Fund for the Society of Physics Students, in his honor. If you plan to attend, please rsvp to Maria Hjelm at (510) 642-5979 or

3:00 pm Autograph Signing in The Universe Adventure exhibit

226 LeConte Hall
Meet Nobel Laureate George Smoot and drummer for the Grateful Dead and Grammy Award winner, Mickey Hart, in The Universe Adventure. Find out more about the artistic collaboration between Hart and Smoot!

Lab Tours

>Dark Matter Search: 10:30, 11:00, 11:30
The Siddiqi Lab: 12:30, 1:00, 1:30

Tours meet in the West Entrance Lobby of LeConte Hall (doors facing Campanile Esplanade)


The Truth About Antimatter
10 am | 4 LeConte Hall

Fun with Physics: Why Should Students Have All the Fun?
11 am | 1 LeConte Hall

Fun with Physics: Why Should Students Have All the Fun?
1 pm | 1 LeConte Hall

Black Holes: Monsters Lurking at the Centers of Galaxies
Noon | 4 LeConte Hall

Physics Undergraduate Program Panel
Noon | 3 LeConte Hall

Combining Physics and Engineering to Find a Cure for Cancer
2 pm | 4 LeConte Hall

Undergraduates on Interesting Physics
3 pm | 325 LeConte Hall

Physics-Astronomy Library Open House
11am-3pm | 351 LeConte Hall
Highlighting the /Oldest/ and /Newest/ in our library collections.

Information Marketplace at Sproul Plaza

9 am – 4 pm
Be sure to visit the Physical Sciences Majors Table
The Society of Physics Students Table with startling demos by undergrads
The Berkeley Center for Cosmological Physics

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