Interesting Physics - Photographs

About the project

Interesting Physics is the name of a course given at the Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic. It was introduced in 2000 by Tomas Tyc who is now a Professor at the Institute of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics. The course took its name from the excellent book of the same name written by a Russian physicist J. I. Perelman showing that the everyday life is abundant with interesting things and phenomena that can be understood with the help of physics. The Interesting Physics course tries to show the same to the students: that physics is closely related to the everyday life, it helps us understand the world around us and provides a new insight to usual situations we face. The Interesting Physics course is very popular with students - for example more than 120 students took the course in 2009. The lecture hall was full of students even when the course took place at 7 in the morning.

In 2009 and 2007 we received financial supports from the Ministry of Education of Czech Republic for innovation of the course. We used the money for buying and manufacturing various instruments and demonstration equipment, for buying a camera for documenting the experiments, for printing posters presenting the course etc. The web pages you are visiting represent another output of the project.

We would like to thank all the people who participated in the project. Beside Tomáš Tyc (the project leader) and Jiří Bartoš and Ondřej Přibyla (vice-leader) they were Vojtěch Procházka, Ondřej Hlouša, Martin Šarbort, Jan Pavelka a Petr Horálek. In 2007 they were in addition Martin Plöschner, Richard Jánov, Ondrej Urban a Tomáš Záležák.