Professor of Yugra State University shared his experience of teaching physics with American colleagues
Professor of Yugra State University shared his experience of teaching physics with American colleagues

Oleg Yavoruk, Professor of Oil and Gas Institute of Yugra State University, participated in the Winter Meeting of American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT), which was held in Houston (Texas, USA).

The conference program included a lecture by Kip Thorne, an American theoretical physicist and Nobel laureate, “My 60-year-old romance with skewed edges of the Universe”, performance by Michel Feynman, daughter of the famous physicist Richard Feynman, Growing Up Feynman, with father’s memoirs, two lectures by theoretical physicist David Kaplan "Particle Fever: in Temporary Bout of Insanity" and "Dark Matter: The Next Frontier".

Physical teachers from all over the world are traditionally invited to such regular meetings (they are held twice a year - in winter and in summer). And this year, the event was attended by lecturers of physics not only from the USA, but also from Brazil, Britain, Germany, Denmark, India, Canada, China, Korea, Mexico, the Netherlands, Finland and Sweden. The Nobel laureate Kip Thorn in his lecture formulated and substantiated the thesis about the need to expand the teaching of physics in the United States. This thesis is extremely popular not only in the United States of America, but also in all developed countries.

Oleg Yavoruk presented a report "Teacher Assistant in the Physics Class" devoted to the practical aspects of the use of augmented reality in the process of teaching physics within the section "Effective Practices in Educational Technologies".

The meeting participants visited University of Houston, NASA Space Center, Houston Museum of Natural Sciences.

The program of the meeting, as well as the participants' reports you can find on the website of the Association https://www.aapt.org/.