Faraday Show

Due to Covid-19 restriction, unfortunately the 2021 Faraday Show is cancelled. Here are a few other activities you could consider:

  • The Physics of Winter event on December 16, 2021. This event is expected to be at a level appropriate for the general public and high school students who have an interest in physics and astronomy.

2019 Faraday Show “Fix it with Physics!” Quirky Solutions to Daily Problems

WHERE: Hebb 100 Theatre (2045 East Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1) (UBC CAMPUS). The North Parkade is the closest parking lot to the Hebb Building.

WHEN: SUNDAY, December 8, 2019, 2:00-3:30 PM

COST : FREE! (But bring non-perishable food items to support the local Food Bank!) No RSVP required, though we recommend arriving 15-20 minutes earlier for good seats.

The Faraday Show is UBC’s annual science lecture, designed for children, presented by UBC Physics & Astronomy. This year the show will feature creative and quirky ways a physicist might solve everyday problems! Your alarm clock won’t stop? Lightbulbs don’t work? Recycling pop cans is a chore? No problem! Join us to find solutions to these inconveniences and learn the physics and science behind everyday things – through demonstrations and hands-on activities. This show is for children of ALL AGES, and adults who are young at heart!

For more information please contact the outreach program at: outreach@phas.ubc.ca / 604-822-0596.

Thank you to 2019 Faraday Show volunteers:


Andrzej Kotlicki, Brianne Boufford, Harry Qi , Hisham Al Hashmi, Lara Bartels, Mariposa Casida, Teagan Phillip, Theresa Liao

Hands-on volunteers

Alan Knee, Alex Choinski, Ashley Warner, Chris Gubbels, Elektra Lindquist-Dakogiannis, Jiabin Yu, Pinrui Shen, Sukhman Singh

Check out pictures from 2019 event (Fix it with Physics) below:

Previous Faraday Shows

2018: Magic? Or Physics?

2017: Physics of Winter

2016: Good Vibrations! The Physics of Sound, Music, and Concerts

2015: Physics in Movies

2014: Physics in the Kitchen