Favorite Physics Links

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Guides to the World of Physics

World Year of Physics 2005
PhysLink — “comprehensive resource tools for physicists and physics students.”
PhysicsWeb — European site is particularly good for news.
DC Physics — by Doug Craigen.
Science: Physics — from Yahoo.
Physics News Update — an excellent weekly account of new discoveries. You can browse or search through several years' worth of these at this site or at the University of Exeter.
Physics Central — American Physical Society site presents research, news, and background information at the level of high school physics.
Physical Review Focus — short, readable explanations, roughly at the level of a first year physics graduate student, of selected research articles from the American Physical Society journals.
Physics 2000 — An interactive journey through modern physics, presented by the University of Colorado.
The Net Advance of Physics — gateway to essays, lecture notes, books, and more.
The Online Journal Publishing Service — view tables of contents and look at all the abstracts, including those from some issues not yet published, for such journals as Physical Review, Applied Physics Letters, Optics Letters, and Chaos. Nonsubscribers can buy individual articles.
MatterNews — rewritten press releases from universities and others describing recent developments. Lots of ads, but no links to sources.
American Institute of Physics — includes statistics on salaries, enrollments, degrees, etc.
Physical Science Resource Center — extensive site from the American Association of Physics Teachers.
Physics FAQs (Frequently Answered Questions) — and answers
Physics Mailing Lists and Newsletters
The Laws List — laws, rules, principles, effects, paradoxes, limits, constants, & experiments.
A Dictionary of Measures, Units, and Conversions
How Stuff Works — explanations of the physics of every day life by Marshall Brain.
University Physics Departments — more than 1600 of them around the world.

Specific Fields

Atomic Physics — worldwide list maintained in Israel.
Black Holes and Neutron Stars — virtual trips by Robert Nemiroff.
Bose-Einstein Condensation — from JILA, where it was demonstrated in 1995.
Cosmology Books and Links
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Energy Efficiency web sites
eFluids — flow engineering, fluid mechanics research, education and directly related topics.
History of Science — extensive annotated list of websites on history of the physical sciences.
History of Physics
A Century of Physics — presented by the American Physical Society (See this exhibit in the SSU Library).
The Discovery of the Electron — Celebrating the centennial of this great discovery.
Heisenberg and the Uncertainty Principle — from David Cassidy and the AIP Center for History of Physics.
J. Robert Oppenheimer Centennial — includes extensive exhibit, at UC Berkeley
Transistorized — The history of the invention of the transistor, accompaniment to PBS television series.
Nanotechnology — by Ralph C. Merkle
Nuclear Energy, Weapons, and Applications — Todd's Atomic Homepage
Nuclear Fusion Basics
Nuclear Physics: Exploring the Table of Isotopes—from LBNL.
Optical Society of America
Particle Physics — an introduction provided by Fermilab.
Photovoltaic Power — from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
Relativity on the World Wide Web — by Chris Hillman and John Baez.
Spectroscopy Now
Superconductivity — a guide for teachers.
String Theory: The Official Web Site — basics, cosmology, interviews, and more, by Patricia Schwarz.
The Elegant Universe, companion to the Nova television program by Brian Greene.
Superstrings — by John Pierre
The Second Superstring Revolution — by John H. Schwarz
X-Ray Interactions with Matter — from Lawrence Berkeley National Lab.
X-Ray WWW Server — from the University of Uppsala.

Other Interesting Pages

Fundamental Physical Constants — from the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
How Products Are Made — detailed descriptions of various everyday products and the history of their invention and usage.
Nanoworld — magnifications up to 20 million, courtesy of Australian chemists.
Nobel Prizes in Physics
Physicists on Stamps
Physics Humor Links — by Doug Craigen.
Science Made Stupid — delightful humor by Tom Weller.
Scholarly Societies: Physics — list compiled at the University of Waterloo Library
Sport Science — includes the physics of baseball, hockey, rock climbing, etc.

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last updated 2009-05-12 by JST