The Wormhole (Weniger 334)

Physics Collaboration and Help Center

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



The Virtual Wormhole has a new home! 

To access the new Wormhole channel do the following:

1)      Register in the new Slack workspace at  You only need to do this once, using an OSU email.

2)      Access the new Wormhole channel at #virtual-wormhole.

Once there, the Wormhole will work the same way.  In particular, there are no changes to the links or process for submitting a help request to the queue.


Summer Wormhole staffing hours are M-F, 11AM-1PM & 3PM-5PM.

for the 8 weeks of Summer Sessions I & II, June 21 - August 13.

The Wormhole can be accessed remotely through Slack at


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

  • If you're in the Wormhole, use the box on your table.  Simply push the button for your course to be put in the queue.
  • To request help online, go to the #virtual_wormhole channel on Slack to post a copy of your question (not all assistants have direct access to your assignment), and enter a request in the queue at
  • 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


Old queue