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Past Events

Here are some of the public events previously hosted by the faculty and students of the UNF Physics Department

Astronomy Night

"Recording the Great American Solar Eclipse" Friday, September 1, 2017 at 8:30 p.m.

The public is invited to learn about the wonders of the night sky and look through our department's telescopes on the roof of Building 50. Each night begins at 8:30 p.m. with a 30 minute talk. See here for Details and dates for future Astronomy Nights.

Physics Teacher Collaboration Workshop

Friday, May 26, 2017 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

The UNF Physics department invites science teachers from the greater Jacksonville area to a workshop aimed at creating opportunities for engaging students in physics exploration and research. The agenda for the workshop will include a preview of an outreach event we are planning for school students for next year, a tour of our department and a forum (over lunch) for engaging high school students in Physics exploration and research. See the PDF for the Teacher Workshop Flyer and please register for our Teacher Workshop!

Physics Photo Contest

This contest is open to any and all students in the greater Jacksonville area (Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach, and surrounding counties). This includes college, high school, middle school, and elementary school students. Middle and elementary school participants should have their parents submit their entry or have a class entry through their teacher. Contribute your original work and capture a concept of physics.

There will be a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place award. The awards will be a $50, $25, and $10 gift card for, respectively.


Submission Period: September 1st through October 26th

Finals on Facebook: November 5th through November 16th

Winners announced: November 19th (possibly earlier depending on votes)

Visit past Photo Contests

2018 Physics Photo Contest

2017 Physics Photo Contest

2016 Physics Photo Contest

Physics Workshops

Gather for demonstrations and discussions of the most recent discoveries and challenges within the areas of each workshop.

Past Workshops:

2D and Dirac Materials Workshop

Advances in Dirac and Weyl Materials Workshop

Dynamic Quantum Matter



Saturday Morning Physics

"Science of Hollywood Blockbusters"

The UNF Physics Department would like to invite students to a morning of exciting physics discussion and presentation, and a tour of our research facilities.


Science - Sometimes Hollywood gets it right… Sometimes they don't. During a "Saturday Morning Physics" event at the UNF Physics Department we will explore the Physics of Movies. Join us for a fun event with cool, Physics Demonstrations that ties to the Movies - Did they get it right or did they not?


The event is suitable for anyone in grades 4 through 12 and has an interest for how things work. There will also be a tour of the UNF physics research facilities. For more information contact Dr. Maitri Warusawithana or Trevor Cheatham via email or at (904) 620-2729.


Registration ends on Thursday, April 5th!


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