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Physics at Wayne State University

Department of Physics & Astronomy

Contact Information

Department of Physics & Astronomy
Wayne State University
135 Physics Bldg
Phone: 313-577-2721
Fax: 313-577-3932

About the Department

The Department of Physics & Astronomy at WSU offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees. Students may follow a comprehensive physics curriculum or a more interdisciplinary program. Opportunities for research span a wide range from fundamental physics to applied physics.

Websites of Physicists

Edward Teller Quote

A physicist is a scientist who does research in physics. Physicists study a wide range of physical phenomena in many branches of physics spanning all length scales: from sub-atomic particles of which all ordinary matter is made (particle physics) to the behavior of the material Universe as a whole (cosmology).

The term "physicist" was coined by William Whewell in his 1840 book The Philosophy of the Inductive Sciences.
-from Wikipedia

Pendulum Wave

"This is a large-scale demonstration of the interaction between period and pendulum length, using 16 bowling balls hung from a wooden frame."

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Big Bang Theory - Schrodinger's Cat

Erwin Rudolf Josef Alexander Schrödinger, 12 August 1887 – 4 January 1961, was a Nobel Prize-winning Austrian physicist who developed a number of fundamental results in the field of quantum theory, which formed the basis of wave mechanics: he formulated the wave equation (stationary and time-dependent Schrödinger equation) and revealed the identity of his development of the formalism and matrix mechanics. Schrödinger proposed an original interpretation of the physical meaning of the wave function and in subsequent years repeatedly criticized the conventional Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics (using e.g. the paradox of Schrödinger's cat).  --Wikipedia


"So there are these guys, these science-genius guys, who also love music. Fysikshow is the name and the awesome-ness you’re about to witness in the video, below, is their doing. They took the Ruben’s tube to another level and added a 2-D Pyro Board, with 2500 drilled holes in it, to the already-cool invention."    The Source

Quantum Physics

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