Location – Rusty’s Pizza

5934 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117

6:00 PM – Complimentary Pizza, Salad, Beverage

6:25 PM – Central Coast Status

6:30 PM – UCSB Physics Circus Presentation


Greetings, We are finally returning to our Pre-COVID Pizza Events at Rusty’s. Please join us for our 2022 Premiere Event featuring the UCSB Physics Circus presented by Distinguished Professor Jean Carlson, Faculty Sponsor and Graduate Student George Hulsey, Program Coordinator. They will explain various laws of physics with fun demonstrations.

Please Register Now for Event Below

Best regards, Ruth Franklin, IEEE Central Coast Chair

  Date and Time




  • Date: 16 Feb 2022
  • Time: 06:00 PM to 08:30 PM
  • All times are (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
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  • Calle Real
  • Goleta, California
  • United States

  • Starts 30 January 2022 10:49 PM
  • Ends 16 February 2022 05:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
  • No Admission Charge


Dr. Carlson Dr. Carlson of UCSB - Physics


"Fun, Informative Electricity and Other Physics Demos" (Bring the kids!)

Preview: For decades the Physics Circus has been a wonderful opportunity for UCSB students to creatively express anything that animates them about physics. Members of Physics Circus share their joy of physics with school children and others who are curious about underlying principles of physical phenomena. 


Dr. Carlson is a Distinguished Professor of Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara and an External Faculty Member at both the Santa Fe Institute for Complex Systems and the B. John Garrick Institute for the Risk Sciences (UCLA). She obtained her BSE from Princeton in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and her PhD in Physics from Cornell. Her research focuses on fundamental principles underlying complexity in natural and technological systems. Carlson’s group is unique in the breadth of applications studied, which includes brains, bones, the immune system, the microbiome, communication and transportation systems, and natural disasters. What ties these projects together is development and application of a coherent underlying systems theory, emphasizing identification of mechanisms and cause and effect relationships, tradeoffs involving robustness and fragility, and constraints and limitations based on inherent uncertainties, all amidst a complex, dynamic environment. Carlson is the founding faculty member and faculty sponsor for the UCSB Physics Circus K-12 Outreach Program, which has been serving the Santa Barbara community for over 20 years,

Address:Goleta, United States

George Hulsey George Hulsey of UCSB


Physics Circus


George is a graduate student in Physics at UCSB. He is the Program Coordinator for the UCSB Physics Circus. His research is in novel numerical approaches to problems in quantum mechanics. He enjoys cooking, mountain biking, playing guitar, skiing, and spending time on the beach with his little dog Leia.