APS News

December 2010 (Volume 19, Number 11)

Physicist at Farmer's Market

Science at the Market: Locally Grown

child and physicist web large
Photo by Rick Kubetz

On two weekends earlier this fall, physicists from the University of Illinois added science to the items being purveyed at a local farmers' market in Urbana. Patrons of the market, and especially children, were urged to stop by the physicists' booth, see some demos, and ask questions. In the picture, Nobel Laureate Tony Leggett (left) explains a tricky bit of physics to an interested passerby. The event was organized by Inga Karliner of UIUC.