About Us

For decades the Physics Circus has been a wonderful opportunity for UCSB students to creatively express anything that animates us about physics, in joyful connection with the children of this land. In the 2021-2022 academic year we are looking forward to visiting schools and continuing our Zoom activities!

Students, we invite you to actively learn about our world! Parents and teachers, we hope to support you as you sustain kids’ creative spark and love of learning!

This website serves as an evolving library for all of the content our volunteers are developing together.

If you have any questions about our program or you would like to schedule a show, please contact us!

Program Coordinator: George Hulsey georgehulsey@ucsb.edu

George is a graduate student in Physics at UCSB. His research is in novel numerical approaches to solving theoretical problems in quantum mechanics and beyond. He enjoys cooking, mountain biking, playing guitar, and skiing.

Faculty Sponsor: Jean Carlson carlson@physics.ucsb.edu

Jean is a Professor of Physics at UCSB and leads the Complex Systems Group. In her career she investigates the interconnected nature of everything in systems such as ecology, forest fires, marine science, brain imaging, the immune system, and the microbiome. She collaborates joyfully on the opportunities and challenges of our time, like forest fire mitigation and marine health, and enjoys walking on the beach with her dog Lee.