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The Fantastic World of Physics

10AM, 13th March 2004, West Orchard Shopping Centre

On Saturday 13th March physicists from the University of Warwick will be bringing science to the West Orchard Shopping Centre. In a demonstration on the first floor of the centre they will be using liquid nitrogen (which boils at minus 196 Celsius) to cool down a variety of materials from flowers to balloons and see how their properties change. They will also use it to levitate a magnet and to set a Hero's Engine in motion - with dramatic results!

Other demonstrations will include 'Jacob's ladder' - a demonstration of a possible means of space transportation - and an insight into the amazing properties of that very everyday substance, cornflour.
The demonstrations will be taking place from 10.00 onwards and everyone is welcome to come and watch and ask questions about physics.

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