WHAT: 18th annual Rutgers Faraday Christmas Children’s Lecture
Friday, Dec. 4, pre-show lobby demonstration 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.; show 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 5, pre-show lobby demonstration 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.; show 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 6, pre-show lobby demonstration noon to 1 p.m.; show 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
In keeping with the spirit of those lectures, Mark Croft, a professor of physics at Rutgers, and physics support specialist Dave Maiullo present a physics demonstration and lecture show for children of all ages each December and on special occasions, like Rutgers Day. This year, Jon Mays, who has nearly a decade of experience in physics demonstrations and education, will stand in for Maiullo while he performs in his off-Broadway show, “That Physics Show.”The demonstrations presented are routinely used in university physics courses not just to inform students but also with an eye toward humor, exciting the imagination and emphasizing the fun in science.
The shows are open to the public and free of charge. Early arrival is advised to ensure seating. Overflow seating will be available in an adjacent classroom with a video link to the show.
The lectures also will be streamed live via YouTube.
Further information, including images from past performances, driving directions and weather-related rescheduling, can be viewed at www.physics.rutgers.edu/~croft/FARADAY.HTML.
EXTRA: This holiday season Dave Maiullo is taking his popular experiments to the NYC stage. Read more about his off-Broadway debut here.