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Physics Slam! A Science Competition so Hot, They Had to Put It On Ice!

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Join hundreds of physicists from across the country for a physics event so hot, they had to put it on ice! The Physics Slam is on Friday, August 2, 2013 at 8 p.m. in the Ridder Arena at the University of Minnesota.

This event will provide an opportunity for six physicist contestants to each give an entertaining, 10-minute presentation of their physics to the general public. They will be judged by an applause meter. This is a free event open to the public that is sure to be fun, informative and unique.

The quirky venue of Ridder hockey area as a setting for a physics “match” underscores the competitive theme of the slam. Professor Jim Kakalios, author of “The Physics of Superheroes” will be master of ceremony. Besides all the “cool” physics, there will also be random giveaways including an iPad.

The event is sponsored by the American Physical Society’s Division of Particles and Fields Communication, Education and Outreach Committee and is one of the outreach activities of the Snowmass physics conference at the University of Minnesota July 29-August 6.

Ridder Arena is located at 1815 4th Street SE in Minneapolis.

Parking is most convenient in Lot 37 (Gopher Lot).

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