This permanent exhibition invites the general public to experience the concepts of Physics in a non-intimidating, artistic setting. The omnipresence of Physics in our everyday lives is showcased and its relevance to essentially all other sciences and modern technologies is highlighted.
Included in the exhibition are interactive physics demonstrations, computer simulations, and experiments that will convey the fascination of physics to the general public and the UB community.
In April 2010 we added a number of new installations involving the construction of a series of unique sculptures and artistic graphics intended to both instruct and convey a sense of the excitement that physics offers as an intellectual endeavor. The realization of these new additions to the Physics and Arts Exhibit was made possible by the Robert and Carol Morris Fund for Artistic Expression and Performing Arts and by the continued support of the Department's alumni and friends.
Many of the exhibiits have been created by participants of the Physics and Arts Summer Institute (PASI) which brought high school students from area schools together to experience an intensive learning program that ventures to the frontier of 21st Century Physics and the fascinating world of subatomic particles. This summer program was funded by the National Science Foundation under award no. 0547564.