Physics World

Physics World is an ongoing collaboration between Emerging Media Lab and AMS Game Development Association VR Division with the focus on the education of physics concepts. Dr. Matt Yedlin had an idea of teaching students who struggle with difficult physics materials through visualization. It is to help students understanding difficult concepts of physics and apply them in real life. At the current version of the project, it includes a trajectory game where the player has to try and predict the trajectory of a missile launch by plotting points with their controller. This was designed to help players acquire an intuition of how trajectories have a parabolic shape regardless of the variables.

Phase 1 – Physics World in VR

Phase 2 – Physics World in AR

The Team

Principal Investigator:

  • Matthew Yedlin, PhD


  • Michael Goh, Developer, Current Project Lead (Jan 2017 to Apr 2018)
  • Luella Sun, Developer (Oct 2017 to Apr 2018)
  • Nathan Tong, Developer (Oct 2017 to Apr 2018)
  • Austin Kwok, Developer (Oct 2017 to Apr 2018)
  • Theresa Kikuchi, Developer (Jan to Apr 2017)
  • Hafsa Zahid, Developer (Jan to Apr 2017)
  • Larry Liu, Developer (Jan to Apr 2017)