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Badger Talks LIVE: “The Physics of Plasma”
June 2, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 12:40 pm
Physics is the study of how things move, how they push and pull on each other, and how they exchange energy. In this Badger Talk, Mike will focus on plasmas: what they are, where they can be found, and what we can do with them. Audience members will be entertained and amazed by fun, fast-paced demonstrations of various plasma devices, including a plasma globe, plasma rocket, Van de Graaff generator, Jacobs ladder, and Tesla coils.
Mike Randall is the former Senior Outreach Administrator and a volunteer for University of Wisconsin’s Wonders of Physics program. He has over ten years’ experience as a researcher in aerospace, military and industry; and over twenty years in formal and informal education, emphasizing science, technology, engineering. and mathematics. For the past sixteen years, he has been involved with a variety of educational robotics programs as an educator, team mentor, judge and referee. In 2017, he and his wife Tara founded The Physics Experience to continue providing quality physics educational programming across the U.S.