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The Wormhole (Weniger 334)
Physics Collaboration and Help Center
*** The Wormhole is currently closed and will reopen for the Fall Term. ***
The Wormhole is an informal space to work with on physics with your peers under the guidance of experienced Assistants.
The Wormhole will continue to run online through Slack at https://class-osuphysics.slack.com/
Your instructor can provide more information on connecting with the Virtual Wormhole.
Below is a link to the Wormhole schedule showing Assistants available during each hour. All students are welcome to come at any time to work together, to request assistance, or to ask questions.
You can ask for help from any Assistant, but the Assistants connected to your course may be more familiar with the topics and homework for that course. Consider this when choosing times to visit.
Your classmates can be a terrfic resource. When you have a question, think about asking other students in the Wormhole if they've worked it out. This can be a good approach especially during crowded times when the Assistants are in high demand.
You can collaborate with classmates through the Virtual Wormhole any time, 24 / 7. In addition, Wormhole Assistants are available during regular hours.
You can view a schedule of when particular Assistants are available at Wormhole Assistants Schedule
To log a request for help from a Wormhole Assistant:
- If the Wormhole is running virtually (on Slack): Go to the #virtual_wormhole channel and wait for the next available Assistant to reach out to you. It's helpful if you post a screenshot, pdf, or other copy of the problem you're working on. Note that the Assistant may not have access to your assignment, so share more than just the problem number.
When your request is assigned to an Assistant, they will use the identifying information you provided to find and respond to your post. You or they can also open a Zoom session if that seems useful.
Help is provided by Wormhole Assistants in the order that requests are received. You can check the status of your request at any time using the live queue at the request website.
The Wormhole is an informal space for physics collaboration.
It works best when we accord each other common courtesy.
Following these guidelines will help ensure the Wormhole remains a place where everyone can learn effectively.
We have an open-door policy but do ask that you help us track demand by doing the following:
- Scan your ID when entering the room. This helps ensure we allocate enough resources to the Wormhole.
- If you would like help from an Assistant, enter your table and course number in the queue. Assistants will address those in the queue first. This helps ensure all questions are addressed in a fair manner.