Participants at the 2011 Open House
The UH Mānoa annual Physics and Astronomy Open House will be from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, November 17. Five sites—including Watanabe Hall, Krauss Annex and the Physical Science Building—will feature physics and astronomy research and applications presented by faculty and students.
High school students, their teachers and the public are invited to attend the open house. There will be physics demonstrations, hands-on activities, and presentations on nanophysics, optical illusions, free electron laser, cosmic rays and astrobiology. Physics faculty and students will describe new and fascinating aspects of their research, such as the recent results from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) which show evidence for the Higgs boson.
A welcome and overview will take place in the Hawai‘i Institute of Geophysics auditorium at 8:30 a.m., with sites open from 9:00-11:00 a.m. for group visits, and 11:00 a.m. to noon for informal visits.