Now that Halloween is close, Symmetry Magazine has published an article on how to make some physics themed jack-‘o-lanterns. Included are monstrous versions of Einstein, Noether, Dirac, Curie, and Pauli. They even include images that can be used as templates for making your own jack-‘o-lantern.
There is a new Cards Against Humanity science expansion set that has just been released. While Cards Against Humanity is mostly known for being a wildly offensive version of Apples to Apples, this expansion is actually for a good cause. The proceeds will be used to fund undergraduate scholarships for women interested in the so-called STEM fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
To coincide with the college basketball playoffs, Symmetry Magazine is running a “Physics Madness” bracket populated by various experiments/facilities in particle physics, nuclear physics, and astrophysics. Readers can vote on who wins each matchup. The first round ends on the 26th.
If you’re the type to still dress up for Halloween, Symmetry magazine (i.e. Fermilab and SLAC) has a short guide on physics-based costumes. Some of them are abstract enough where people who aren’t physicists might not get the joke. I like the idea for MiniBooNE and MicroBooNE.