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Squishy Science Sunday

Explore the world of biophysics, polymers, soft matter, and statistical physics when you, your family, and students attend the all-ages Squishy Science Sunday event.

Minneapolis Convention Center
Ballroom AB

Who Should Attend?

  • Everyone

Additional Details

  • Open to meeting attendees and the public

Get hands-on with physics! Join us for Squishy Science Sunday to explore the world of soft materials with your family, friends, and curious minds of all ages.

This free community event features interactive experiments and demos including:

  • playing with marine snow, soap bubbles, and bristlebots
  • making spaghetti and meatballs out of silly slime
  • puzzling over the strange behavior of oobleck and sand
  • and much more!

You can also visit our “Talk-to-a-Physicist” tables to chat one-on-one with a working scientist and attend lightning talks on exciting squishy science research and discoveries.

All are encouraged to participate in this free event designed to engage the Minneapolis community in the squishy physics we love. Validation for free parking is available to the first 50 visitors. Food is also available for purchase at the Convention Center.

Squishy Science Sunday is brought to you by the collaboration of American Physical Society units – DBIO, DPOLY, DSOFT, FOEP, GSNP, and FEd – who wish to share the joy and excitement of physics with the community.

In addition to the participating APS units, this event is generously supported by: 3M, Arnold & Mabel Beckman Foundation, University of San Diego, Cytoskeleton, Inc., Soft Matter, Journal of Rheology, University of St. Thomas, Minnesota Chapter of AAPT, and the APS Public Engagement Programs.

Questions? Contact event organizers Shubha Tewari and Rae Robertson-Anderson.

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