History of physics: discoveries, famous physicists.
Excerpt from a biography of Gibbs, and a translation of Carnot's 1824 paper.
A member unit of the American Physical Society. It was founded as a venue for physicists, historians, and other members of the APS with an interest in discussing and exploring the historical dimensions of physics research. Forum benefits and activities include the Forum's widely read semiannual Newsletter and sponsored sessions at the March and April meetings of the APS.
This site explores the complex history surrounding the invention of the atomic bomb
A hundred years timeline of Physics presented by the American Physical Society.
Descriptions of important contributions to science made by 83 women in the 20th century.
Makes it easy for people to find pictures of physicists. These pictures are in the vein of "The History of Physics" and are images of notable physicists.
Collection of links to articles on the history of Physics and Astronomy.
Historical timelines in mathematics, physics, and politics
Eight major discoveries made in physics plus a summary of the centennial celebration of the American Physical Society.
BBC Radio 4 discussion on the life and work of this 19th century physicist.
Sources recommended by a professor who specializes in the study of the history of physics.
Search records for unpublished source materials in the Niels Bohr Library archives and over 500 other repositories worldwide.
Excerpts from a booklet on a physics theme by V. Alexander Stefan.
Project to document every portable nuclear radiation instrument developed between 1920 and 1960.
A virtual museum of physics apparatus and instruments of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
The listing is intended to be a complete register of all Australian publications in physics up to the end of 1945
Interactive exhibit introducing physics characters, their stories and how they influenced each other. Text-only version also available.
Historically important papers in the fields of: Atomic hypothesis and discrete nature of matter Electricity, electrochemistry, and electrolyte solutions The electron and electronic structure of matter Elements: nature, number, and discovery Environmental chemistry Gases Periodic table and periodic law Radioactivity and the nucleus Thermodynamics
Selected Papers of Great American Physicists on the web.
Timeline of the major events of statistical mechanics and thermodynamics. Includes links to biographies and a complete bibliography. Part of the HyperJeff Network.
Experiments in 1956 demonstrate that our world is distinguishable from its mirror image.
How the neon sign was conceived of and created.
The connections between the sciences and the arts with emphasis on physics. A prediction on where to look for the next great theories in physics.
Review Articles and Tutorials in an Encyclopaedic Format at The Net Advance of Physics, MIT
Instruments, books, and memorabilia dating to the very early days of modern physics.
An overview of the development of quantum mechanics.
Explore the history of static electricity and the machines which have used it to make big sparks and create strong electric fields. Van de Graaff generators and Tesla coils are two examples of what is discussed. Many pictures and teaching materials are available.
American Physical Society site explores developments in physics in the 20th century, along with their historical context.
Describes the history of most important invention of the 20th century: the transistor.
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