Bed of Nails Promises Physics Fun

Monday, February 11, 2008

After a three-year hiatus, the University of West Georgia will host a Physics Demonstration Night: Smash Physics for students and adults in the community on Friday, Feb. 15, at 7 p.m. in the Crider Lecture Hall. The family event is free and designed to engage students in the sciences.

After a three-year hiatus, the University of West Georgia will host a Physics Demonstration Night: Smash Physics for students and adults in the community on Friday, Feb. 15, at 7 p.m. in the Crider Lecture Hall. The family event is free and designed to engage students in the sciences. “There will be one demonstration after the other,” said DeMayo. “There’s going to be a whole bunch of gee whizzes and lots of smoke and noise. It’s a perfect evening for the young at heart and for young aspiring science and math students over the age of six.”

DeMayo retired three years ago but continues to teach at UWG and work in the laboratory. The professor has had a grant from the Georgia Space Grant Consortium-NASA renewed for the 14th consecutive year and he is working with five undergraduate research students who study superconductors, nanotubes, battery-powered ultra light aircraft, brainwaves, Alberta oil sands and electronic music.

“Physics is fun,” said DeMayo. “Science is fun. I hope to see a lot of students that night come see me lie on a bed of nails.”

The Crider Lecture Hall is located in the Boyd Building on Back Campus Drive, adjacent to the Ingram Library. For more information, call 678-839-4097.