The Wormhole (Weniger 334)

Physics Collaboration and Help Center

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

The Wormhole will open September 27. 

Appointments can be made by clicking on the appropriate week below.

You can find the instructions for requesting help in Queue instructions for Students.pdf


The Virtual Wormhole has a new home! 

The Virtual Wormhole will work the same way, with no changes to the process for submitting a help request to the queue.  But it now uses MS Teams.

You'll need to register in the new MS Teams workspace at and connect to the Introductory Physics team using the team code 23m4foc or this link.

Full instructions for joining the Team are in MS Teams instructions.pdf


While we are under COVID restrictions the In-person Wormhole (Weniger 334) is available by appointment only.

  •   Appointments are available by course to an individual who can bring along 2 classmates.
  •   An appointment gives you up to one hour in the room and access to a Wormhole assistant for 15 minutes.
  •   Please sit at the table associated with your appointment slot.

To sign up, click on the appropriate week below.  (Schedules will open each week as we go through the term.)

WA schedule   Week 1     Week 2     Week 3     Week 4     Week 5     Week 6     Week 7     Week 8     Week 9     Week 10


The in-person Wormhole is open by appointment as noted above.

The Virtual Wormhole channel is available 24/7 for all students to work together.  Assistant availability is in the Virtual 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 terrific 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.  (Temporarily superseded by the appointment process.)
  • To request help online, enter a request in the queue at
  • When your turn comes up in the queue an Assistant will 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.


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