Festival of Physics

Join the Institute of Physics for three days packed with scintillating science shows, hands-on workshops and inspiring experiences for all ages at Dynamic Earth!

Festival of Physics

About Festival of Physics

The Festival of Physics is a celebration of the wonders of the world around us, the power of curiosity, and the inventions that shape our future. On the 25 – 27 October, step into a world where music, art and gaming meet incredible science in hands-on workshops and installations for all ages. Join us by day or night for talks and lectures, dance with atoms, and discover the unexpected.

Set out on an adventure that reveals the dark side of the moon and explores big data and colliding black holes!


Show and workshops for wee ones:

• Circus physics
• To the Moon!
• The glimmering glowing reflecting refracting moving and magical illumination show
• Small Stories tent
• Make your own juggling balls
• Ultraviolet moon tent
• Airheads

And for everyone else:

• Physics ceilidh
• Data science and the moon landings
• Tour the ATLAS Experiment Underground; live from CERN!
• Atom Brewery beer menu
• The Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas
• Hivetone: an interactive music installation
• The search for gravitational waves
• Women in science photography exhibition
• eXitune: a video game full of physics

And (almost) infinitely more!

Celebrating science is for everyone, and so the festival is FREE. Some individual events will require pre-booking – visit our website or facebook to book.

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Festival of Physics are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment. All information (whether in text or photographs) is given in good faith but should not be relied upon as being a statement of representation or fact.

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