Cal Day 2018

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

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Cal Day Schedule of Events in Physics

INFORMATION MARKETPLACE
Come visit our table at the Information Marketplace to learn about a major in Physics! The Society of Physics Students will be there with some great demos!  
9 am – 4 pm, Sproul Plaza

 

PHYSICS MAJOR INFORMATION & ADVISING SESSION *
Brief individual meetings with Physics Undergraduate Advisors who will answer your questions about the program, requirements, academic opportunities, & life as an undergrad.  
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
374 and 376 LeConte Hall  (Waiting Room: 375 LeConte)

PHYSICS UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM PANEL *
Attend this panel discussion to hear an overview of the physics major at Berkeley.
10:00 am - 11:00 am
2 LeConte Hall     

PHYSICS UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT POSTER SESSION *
Undergraduate students discuss their experiences and current research in Berkeley's physics department.
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
385 LeConte Hall   

PHYSICS RESOURCE FAIR FOR UNDERGRADUATES *
Learn about resources available to undergraduate physics majors: physics student organizations and graduate school information.
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Reading Room, 1st Floor LeConte Hall   

 

GUIDED LAB TOURS
Tours meet and depart from the courtyard/breezeway between Birge Hall and New LeConte Hall. Each tour departs promptly at the time listed and lasts approx. 30 min.

The Donald A. Glaser Advanced Lab (Physics 111)
See where our upper division student conduct hands-on experiments.
11:00 am, 11:45am

Quantum Materials Lab (Professor James Analytis)
Explore research into the new materials that will shape our future)
11:00 am, 11:45am

 

EXHIBITS

Hands-On Physics ** 
Interactive exhibits for all ages led by Physics students. 
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
245 and 248 LeConte Hall (2nd Floor)

Student Machine Shop
Support science, student education and research. Live 3-D polymer printer demonstration!
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
102 LeConte Hall

Physics Research and Development Machine Shop
Live demonstration! Showing of multi-axis machining centers and wire electrical discharged machine (EDM).
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
B1 LeConte Hall

 

LECTURES: 

Fun with Physics **
Why should students have all the fun? Jaw dropping lab demos from amazing to simply spectacular. A CalDay favorite!   
Professor Bob Jacobsen
10:00 am - 11:00 am and 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1 LeConte Hall (1st Floor) 

Dark Matter
Why is it so important that we understand what Dark Matter is? Why has finding it been so hard?
Professor Matt Pyle
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
4 LeConte Hall

Superconductivity 
The quantum liquids behind MRI scanners and levitating trains.
Professor James Analytis
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
4 Lecture Hall

 

PHYSICS-ASTRONOMY LIBRARY **
Open from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm 
351 LeConte Hall (3rd Floor)

 

* Specifically designed for prospective freshmen and transfer students interested in the physics major.
**  Get your Science@Cal passport stamped at these activities.