The 20th edition of the Physics Week, which will run until this Saturday, is a project developed by NFIST –Group of Students and Professors at the Department of Physics and aims to promote scientific education among “young people” from 3 to 80 years old. This year’s edition is dedicated to “Galileo”.
The participants will have the opportunity to carry out different experiments: electromagnetism, thermodynamics, plasma, fluids, sound waves, colour and light, among many others, at the Main Building’s lobby. According to Pedro, student of Engineering Physics (1st year), and collaborator at the Physics Week, this is a “very enriching experience”.
“It’s been great talking to students who are about my age and be able to explain them things that I didn’t understand a year ago”, he said. “I have already seen here people from my secondary school, which shows that the Physics Week is becoming widely known and has relevant impact”, he noted.
The experiments and scientific explanations are adapted to the groups. According to the student, who is member of NFIST, one of the big surprises was welcoming a group of 4-year children from the kindergarten who asked him “even more interesting questions”than the older student groups. “I really like this interaction. Being a 1st year student at Técnico made me feel a little afraid of coming here, but I am glad that I came.”