UTA Rest in the Community

We love talking to the public about the beauties and mysteries of science! Below are some of our groups events.

Special Online Physics Outreach Programs for 2020

In 2020, our usual outreach events including DFW tap talks and the High Energy and Nuclear Physics Summer Camp necessarily took a temporary hiatus. However, we offered special online programs in their stead, to continue in our efforts to pass on our excitement about nuclear and particle physics to the local community, and high school students in Texas.

DFW Tap Talks online Happy Hour: Neutrinos, Parallel Universes and the Direction of Time: A special online lecture and Q&A following recent (questionable) reporting by the New York Post regarding parallel universes where time runs backwards: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kSrwzZd-Dc&feature=youtu.be

Online summer sessions in high energy and nuclear physics: Replacing our usual summer camp, we hosted forty students aged 15-18 from across Texas for online lectures and mentored coding and data analysis challenges, using real events from the Large Hadron Collider. Learn more at our summer camp website here.

DFW Tap Talks

Tap Talks is a series of science talks for the general public, held once per month on Friday nights. The UTA Rest group runs Tap Talks with support from the University of Texas at Arlington College of Science.

Find more information about DFW Tap Talks here, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!

High Energy and Nuclear Physics Summer Camp

Each summer we run a two-week commuter camp for high school students in the DFW area who are excited to learn about high energy and nuclear physics. We invite experts in the field to give lectures on state-of-the-art particle physics and cosmology topics, tour the cutting edge physics research laboratories at UTA, and guide students through analysis of real data from particle physics experiments, recreating Nobel-Prize winning discoveries.

For this years camp, advertisements will be distributed to DFW area high schools. If you are interested in attending in 2021, please contact us here. We typically advertise and select students in February or March, so check back around that time for updates.