Particles, superconductors and black holes: FSU professors invite community to physics class

Florida State University physics professors are welcoming the community into the classroom this fall to learn about magnets, waves and exploding stars through the annual Saturday Morning Physics program.

“Saturday Morning Physics is a free-of-charge lecture series in which physicists discuss their work in easy-to-understand, non-technical terms,” said Assistant Professor of Physics Sean Dobbs. “The program allows students to interact with scientists who perform research at the forefront of various disciplines within physics.”

The Saturday Morning Physics program has been running since 1983 and welcomes hundreds of kids and adults to the FSU campus each fall to learn about basic physics concepts from FSU faculty. The first session will be Oct. 8 on astronomy, gravitational waves and dark matter.

Other session topics include the physics of waves, high-tech materials and exploding stars.

All sessions are free and open to the public and are held either on the Florida State University Campus or the National MagLab. Sessions start at 9:30 a.m. and run until about 11:15 a.m.

More information is available on the Department of Physics website.

The session dates and topics are below:

Oct. 8: Astronomy in a Universe Filled with Light and Dark Matter

Oct. 15: The National MagLab and Materials for Modern Society

Oct. 22: The Physics of Waves

Oct. 29: Particle Physics: Understanding the universe from the subatomic scale

Nov. 5: Physics on the Web

Nov. 12: Forging elements in exploding stars and in the lab