Popular physics lectures and demonstrations at the Palais de la decouverte

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G. Trap
Palais de la decouverte, Universcience, France
Forum 2014 Helsinki
WG1 : Inspiring the young

Since 1937, the physics unit of the “Discovery palace” (Palais de la decouverte)´ in Paris delivers daily tens of spectacular demonstrations for students and general audiences, in the spirit of Faraday’s christmas lectures, in all the fields of physics (electricity and magnetism, geometrical and physical optics, solid and fluid mechanics, thermodynam- ics, acoustics, nuclear and particle physics). This poster will review these activities and their general impact.