Chamberlin Hall and Physics Museum, Madison

Chamberlin Hall and Physics Museum, Madison

Chamberlin Hall is home of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Physics Department, located on the main campus in Madison, Wisconsin. Chamberlin Hall was built in the early 1900s, then fully renovated and reconstructed in 2002. It was formerly home to the Chemistry department and is named after Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin, president of the University of Wisconsin from 1887-1892.

The L.R. Ingersoll Physics Museum is located on the second floor of Chamberlin Hall. It is one of several museums on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus that focus on hands-on exhibits and public outreach. The museum runs on donations and charges no admission.

he museum was established in 1918 by Professor Snow and the museum's namesake, Leonard Rose Ingersoll (1880-1958), who taught at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. L.R. Ingersoll began advocating for the museum in 1917 and it became the first museum in the United States to focus solely on physics. Ingersoll wanted to create a museum that was accessible to young audiences. Since then, exhibits have continued to be designed by University of Wisconsin-Madison faculty and added to the museum.

The L.R. Ingersoll Physics Museum displays more than 70 interactive exhibits that cross several categories of Physics concepts.
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Sight Name: Chamberlin Hall and Physics Museum
Sight Location: Madison, USA (See walking tours in Madison)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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