Physics Pumpkin Toss 2018!

Fri, Oct 26, 2018, 3:30 pm
Location: 
Jadwin Hall Plaza
Audience: 
Free and open to the public
Sponsor(s): 
Department of Physics

AND THE WINNER IS...         
THE UNDERTAKERS!

Congratulations to the Physics Undergrads who scored three perfect "10" pointers to sweep the competition! 

Check out Princeton Facebook Live with 19,000 views.
Check out the NJTV video “What can flinging a pumpkin teach you about physics?”

GoPro action video at the launcher
Event photos

Undergraduate Students' Team: 
THE UNDERTAKERS

Team Captain:  Matan Grinberg
Pumpkin Launchers: Baran Cimen and Matan Grinberg
Team members: Rocco Amorosso, Noam Miller, Allan Shen, Glenda Chen, Sam Cohen, Gus Allen, Harry Fosbinder-Elkins, Grace Wang, Tim Ibragimov

Graduate Students' Team: 
PUMPKIN SPICE LAB MATES

Team Captain: Zhaoqi Leng
Pumpkin Launchers:  Zhaoqi Leng and TBD
Team members: Erin Healy, Nick Quirk, Nick Haubrich, Yuhan Wang, Yaqiong Li
Facebook Live Host: Erin Healy

Postdocs' Team: 
POST MORTEM

Team Co-Captains: Ian Jauslin and Nick Loutrel
Pumpkin Launchers:  Ian Jauslin and Nick Loutrel
Blackboard illustrator(s): Ian Jauslin and TBD
Team members: Miriam Cabero Müller

Faculty Team:
SPOOKY ACTIONS AT A DISTANCE

Team Captain: Herman Verlinde
Pumpkin Launchers: Herman Verlinde, James Olsen
Team members: Thomas Gregor, Lyman Page, Bill Jones, Andrew Leifer

Staff Team: 
STAFF SMASHERS

Team Captain: Fred Carl
Pumpkin Launchers:  Charlene Borsack, Fred Carl, Ritchie Stagaard
Spotters: Barbara Mooring
Blackboard illustrator(s): Fred Carl
Team members: Charlene Borsack, Barbara Mooring, Fred Carl, Jennifer Bornkamp

2018 Einstein
Ben Spar

Ben Spar, Physics graduate student

2018 Emcee
Nick Quirk

Nick Quirk, Physics graduate student

2018 Facebook Live host
Erin Healy

Erin Healy, Physics graduate student

2018 Judge #1
Frans Pretorius

Professor Frans Pretorius

2018 Judge #2
Professor Suzanne Staggs

Professor Suzanne Staggs

2018 Judge #3
Max Jerdee, Class of 2020

Max Jerdee, Princeton undergraduate, Class of 2020

Refreshments compliments of Business Bistro Catering, D'Angelo Italian Market, IQuisine, Olives of Princeton.
 2018 Launcher Demo & Practice