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West High School Physics Academy

West High School (WHS) Physics Academy program is dedicated to create communication between UT Physics faculty and WHS teachers and students. As part of the program, interested UT physics faculty members will present lectures at WHS classrooms. This will create a great opportunity for high school students to interact with physicists and to learn more about their research, and STEM fields in general. We hope that this program will motivate enough interest in students to join the UT undergraduate physics program.


February 5, 2019

Professor Anthony Mezzacappa: Special Relativity

February 6, 2019

Professor Anthony Mezzacappa: General Relativity

February 26, 2019

Assistant Professor Maxim Lavrentovich: Topic TBA


Previous Lectures

Fall 2016

  • November 2: Professor Anthony Mezzacappa, Assistant Professor Sowjanya Gollapinni, and Kranti Gunthoti—Physics and Society.
  • December 12: Assistant Professor Sowjanya Gollapinni—Neutrinos

Spring 2017

  • May 11: Professor Anthony Mezzacappa—Special Relativity

Fall 2017

  • October 5: Assistant Professor Sowjanya Gollapinni—Particle Physics
  • October 5: Kranti Gunthoti—Electromagnetism
  • November 16: Professor Yuri Kamyshkov—Matter/Antimatter
  • November 17: Professor Anthony Mezzacappa —Special Relativity

Spring 2018

  • February 1: Kranti Gunthoti—Static Electricity

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