The laws of Sir Isaac Newton and Michael Faraday are things people live by every day but they are also what seven students displayed to a filled lecture hall Wednesday night.
Dave Dunlap is a professor at the Department of Physics and Astronomy, and the person who put together the physics and astronomy demo at Regener Hall. Members from the Society of Physics Students UNM chapter, taught the hour-long demonstration with a little assistance from Dunlap
The students presented physics tricks that ranged from showing how fiber optics works to making a cube float by superconductivity.
The year 2015 is the International Year of Light and many of the demonstrations based themselves on that premise. With the lights dimmed, green laser-lit water flowed into buckets, and an array of other demonstrations lit up the hall.