EuroPhysicsFun is a network of groups of science communicators also known as physics shows. To this date the network consists of approximately 25 groups from all over Europe. The groups has differences in the way they're organized, but they all face the same challenge of communicating physics to a broader audience. The groups focus mainly on demonstration experiments and on how to explain the physics behind the experiments in an understandable and maybe even fun way -this is also recognized as hands-on physics in some areas. Many of the groups in the network consists mainly of students. These students spend a lot of time on trying to explain physics to the public and so are highly skilled in this field. Furthermore the entusiasm that these students have is given to the audience and they then experience how these students really enjoy science. For a better understanding of hands-on physics, we would like to show how one of the groups in the network works by bringing some of the experiments.

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EuroPhysicsFun -A network of physics shows from all over Europe.

Celia Voetmann   University of Aarhus

EuroPhysicsFun is a network of groups of science communicators also known as physics shows. To this date the network consists of approximately 25 groups from all over Europe. The groups has differences in the way they're organized, but they all face the same challenge of communicating physics to a broader audience. The groups focus mainly on demonstration experiments and on how to explain the physics behind the experiments in an understandable and maybe even fun way -this is also recognized as hands-on physics in some areas. Many of the groups in the network consists mainly of students. These students spend a lot of time on trying to explain physics to the public and so are highly skilled in this field. Furthermore the entusiasm that these students have is given to the audience and they then experience how these students really enjoy science. For a better understanding of hands-on physics, we would like to show how one of the groups in the network works by bringing some of the experiments.

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