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Demonstration Lab

Demonstration Lab is located in Weiser Hall (formerly the Dennison Building) across from Randall and Homer A. Neal Laboratories. It is the location where the Demonstration Staff build faculty-requested experiments.

Physics Hands-On Displays

The Physics Hands-On Displays are located on the second floor of Homer A. Neal Laboratory next to the 2246 Homer A. Neal conference room.

In 1969, Frank Oppenheimer founded the Exploratorium in San Francisco, providing a wonderful model for introducing science in a mode that was both fun and beautiful. This has been widely copied in many communities across the world, including Ann Arbor. Physics students see simpler demonstrations in introductory lectures but often don’t have the opportunity to explore more sophisticated examples unless they take our advanced labs. To mitigate this void, seven exhibits are on display on the second floor of the Homer A. Neal Lab building. These displays were designed by Professor Carl Akerlof and built in the Physics Department Instrument Shop.

Physics Hands-On Displays

Video descriptions can be viewed below. These were created and narrated by a recent physics graduate, Anastasiya Romadan, '13. For further information, send email to

Video Tours