The Wormhole (Weniger 334)

Physics Collaboration and Help Center

Wormhole staffing hours are M - F 10 AM - 6 PM.

 An informal space to work with on physics with your peers under the guidance of experienced Assistants. 

CoVID Update

The Wormhole will run remotely through Slack at

Your instructor can provide more information on connecting with the Virtual Wormhole.


The Wormhole channel is available 24/7 for all students to work together.

Assistant availability:  Wormhole Assistants Schedule

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.  Look for other students in the Wormhole working on your problem, especially during periods when the Assistants are in high demand.


Requesting Assistance

  1.  Click on
  2.  Fill in your name (or alternate Slack ID), table number (or remote), and choose your course.  If you’re working in a group, this should be done by the group member who will be the first contact for the Wormhole Assistant.
    1. If you're requesting help remotely, you should also go to the #virtual_wormhole channel on Slack and post a copy of the problem you're working on.  (Not all Assistants have access to your assignment.)
  3. When your turn comes up in the queue an Assistant will use the identifying information (table number or Slack ID) to find and respond to your request.


Help is provided in the order requests are received. 

You can check the status of your request at


Code of Conduct

The Wormhole is an informal space for physics collaboration.

It works best when we accord each other common courtesy.

 Be respectful of other students.
  • Respect others' personal and work spaces.
  • Be conscious of aromas.
  • Be aware of your speech.
  • Respect those who will use the space next.
  • Be mindful of the learning environment.
Be respectful of the Assistants.
  • Be patient - the Assistants will help as many people as possible.
  • Remember that Assistants assist.  They are there to help you learn, not to do the problem or to tell you the answer.
  • Assistants will try to help everyone, but be patient when they aren't familiar with the problem in your course.
  • The Wormhole gets crowded.  If you're not working on physics, please give up your space to those who are.

Following these guidelines will help ensure the Wormhole remains a place where everyone can learn effectively.


For Assistant use only


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