Faraday Show

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

WHERE: New location! 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 2018 Faraday Show volunteers:


Aiden Smith (demo room coop), Alex May (grad student), Andrzej Kotlicki, Annika Wevers (undergrad), Brianne Boufford (undergrad), CJ Kanjilal (undergrad)

Hands-on volunteers: graduate students from PHAS, SBQMI, and TRIUMF/IsoSIM

Aaron Kraft, Edward Thoeng, Hossam Shoman, Jessie Fu, Luca Egoriti, Lucas Bezerra, Su Yu Ding

Check out pictures from 2018 event (Magic? Or Physics?) below:

Previous Faraday Shows

2017: Physics of Winter

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

2015: Physics in Movies

2014: Physics in the Kitchen