“Physics is the study of energy and all its forms and that’s nuclear energy, electrical, mechanical, that’s heat energy and those are the major areas of classical physics dealing with the areas of energy beginning with motion, sound, heat, electricity, magnetism, and light are the six major areas of classical physics.”- Dr. Sprott on the classical definition of physics
Did you know that only 80% of Americans know that the center of the Earth is incredibly hot? Or that only 75% of people know that the Earth revolves around the Sun?
On Wednesday July 24th, host Tim Hansel talked with University of Wisconsin-Madison Professor Clint Sprott about these startling statics of physics and science literacy in the United States. Dr. Sprott is the creator and host of The Wonders of Physics. This program aims to get people from all ages and backgrounds interested in physics. Hansel and Dr. Sprott discussed the classical definition of physics and how to spike students’ interests in physics using a combination of classical physics and modern physics. In addition, Hansel and Dr. Sprott answered many questions from listeners over the course of the show ranging from photons in cell phones and microwaves to xenon and nano-particles.
If you want to learn more about the The Wonders of Physics program you can visit the website to see dates of upcoming shows in February as well as buy tickets, watch shows, and much more!