SPS at the Bay Area Science Festival!

The Bay Area Science Festival has moved online this year, with virtual events taking place from October 21st to 25th! In collaboration with the UC Berkeley Pyle Group and SuperCDMS, SPS is excited to present two fun events as part of the 2020 Bay Area Science Festival. These events are free, interactive, and family-friendly!

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In order to see the event's full description, details, and the events themselves, you will need to register! Each session offers a unique experience and some require registration ahread of time. Find the event you are looking for and make sure to register.

Super Cryogenic Dark Matter Search Lab Tour!

Wednesday, October 21, 6:00–7:00PM

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The search for dark matter is a compelling and fundamental scientific problem, pursued by physicists worldwide.

Take a real-time lab tour with the UC Berkeley Pyle Research Group, to see a state-of-the-art low temperature detector and learn how this group is optimizing the design of massive low temperature calorimeters for the SuperCDMS low mass experiment as well as for other nuclear physics applications (primarily neutrinoless double beta decay).

Lead scientist, Prof. Matt Pyle, will do some cool demos and guide you through the lab, making it feel like you're really there!

Squishy Circuits!

Friday, October 23, 5:00–6:00PM

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An interactive demo designed for 4th-5th graders teaching the fundamentals of circuits and how electricity moves.

How is electricity conducted through materials? Squishy circuits are a fun way to learn and explore the basics of electricity and electrical circuits. Join a Berkeley scientist to experience how you can create sculptures with embedded lights, motors and buzzers.

An activity handout will be available for reference during the activity and for follow-up later at home!