University of Wisconsin–Madison

About Us

"Never has there been a time when an understanding of science has been more important to the well-being of individuals and to the nation than the present"

Clint Sprott - Founder, Professor Emeritus

The mission of The Wonders of Physics (TWoP) program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is to generate interest in physics among people of all ages and backgrounds. TWoP shows are fast-paced, engaging, and educational physics programs, filled with demonstrations that help people better understand the physics in the world around them, while having fun at the same time! 
 
Since Professor Emeritus Clint Sprott created the program in 1984, more than 300,000 people have seen our shows, including minority, low-income and rural groups. Over the last year alone, TWoP programs inspired, educated and entertained over 13,000 people. And we have plans to expand throughout Wisconsin and beyond, allowing us to reach thousands more passionate young, budding scientists.