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Learn About Safety in the Sun and Much More During Physics Day April 24th University News
For release: April 22, 2010

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Did you know that physics principles are involved in helping humans avoid the harmful rays of the sun?  (They are.)  Learn about that important subject and other little-known facts about the scientific discipline of physics Saturday, April 24th, at the University of Memphis, during Physics Day.

Physics Day will run from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. in Manning Hall, located at the north end of the Student Plaza.  The event is free and open to the public.  Student groups are welcome.  Snacks and refreshments will be provided, and door prizes will be awarded. 

A special forum – “What You Need to Know About Sunlight and SPF” – will be presented by Dr. Patricia Agin and Dr. Robert Sayre.  Dr. Sayre is president of Rapid Precision Testing Laboratories in Cordova, and Dr. Agin is a Fellow in Skincare Research and Development with Schering-Plough Healthcare Products.

Also, well-known U of M professor Dr. Robert Marchini will present his ever-popular demonstration, “The Magic of Physics.”

Visitors can tour the U of M’s research labs, meet faculty and students, and talk with physicists – men and women – about their experiences in that field of science.

Although the event is free, advance registration is requested and advised.  It may be handled online at

More information is available from U of M physics professor Dr. Firouzeh Sabri by phone at 901-678-2410 or via email at

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