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American Physical Society: Search for physics internet resources by the following fields: Electricity & Magnetism, Fusion, Motion & Forces, Nanotechnology, Condensed Matter, Solid State Physics, Nuclear, Particle, and Quantum Physics.


Andrei Linde: Physicist, Andrei Linde is a professor in the department of physics at Standford University. He is providing a PDF link to the full-text of his book, "Particle Physics and Inflationary Cosmology" which was originally published in 1990. (wait a few minutes for the entire book to load)


CiteSeer: A research index to digitized scientific documents and other literature sponsored by The National Science Foundation and Nasa. Search capability provided by Google and hosted by Penn State's College of Information Sciences and Technology.


Educational Resources in Physics, Astronomy, and Related Fields: Gateways to physics and astronomy links selected by the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Sonoma State University.


Language & Translation Center: Jim Martindale's reference guide to indigenous languages of North America, English and other languages, including links to sign language and braille. An excellent directory of links to language guides including vocabulary and pronunciation keys.


PhysLink: " is a comprehensive physics and astronomy online education, research and reference website. In addition to its search feature, it has good links in its education and reference section."


PhysMath Central: "This independent publishing platform operated by BioMed Central is committed to providing immediate open access to peer-reviewed physics and mathematics research. All original research articles published and by, or in cooperation with, PhysMath Central are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication. PhysMath Central views open access to research as essential in order to ensure the rapid and efficient communication of research findings."


Virtual Library: Physics: A selective list of physics links by Virtual Library.

American Institute of Physics: The American Institute of Physics has links to web exhibits, archival and bibliographical resources plus online source material covering the history of physics and allied fields.


CERN: European Organization for Nuclear Research: "This scientific site shows how physicists and engineers are probing the fundamental structure of the universe. They use the world's largest and most complex scientific instruments to study the basic constituents of matter – the fundamental particles. The particles are made to collide together at close to the speed of light. The process gives the physicists clues about how the particles interact, and provides insights into the fundamental laws of nature."


Einstein, Albert Online: Use this site, maintained by S. Morgan Friedman, to locate many links to Albert Einstein resources.


Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory: Use the "for physicists" link to observe active experiments and projects now underway at the laboratory.


Einstein Archives: "The Einstein Archives Online Website provides the first online access to Albert Einstein's scientific and non-scientific manuscripts held by the Albert Einstein Archives at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and to an extensive Archival Database, constituting the material record of one of the most influential intellects in the modern era. The site allows viewing and browsing of approx. 3,000 high-quality digitized images of Einstein's writings, available for viewing in two sizes: a standard resolution image, as well as a high-resolution image for closer inspection. This digitization of more than 900 documents written by Einstein was produced by the Jewish National & University Library's Digitization Project and was made possible by generous grants of David and Fela Shapell."


Hawking, Stephen: Official site of Professor Stephen W. Hawking, including a brief biography and full-text access to selected lectures. Professor Hawking is available by e-mail. This site also provides future lecture dates.


Hypertextbook: A free online physics text book provided by Glenn Elert, professor at Midwood High School at Brooklyn College, NY. He acts as the editor of the Physics Factbook, a large collection of essays written by high-school students as an exercise in library research methods (in a scientific context)


Internet Plasma Physics Education Experience: "This site contains Interactive Plasma Physics Topics, ranging from electricity, magnetism, energy, and fusion. Please visit the "Virtual Tokamak" and our "Virtual Magnetic Stability Module" to learn about Plasma and Fusion Containment." This interactive science site is supported by the Science Education Department, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory."


Joint Institute for Nuclear Research: "The main fields of JINR's activity are theoretical and experimental studies in elementary particle physics, nuclear physics, and condensed matter physics. The research policy of JINR is determined by the Scientific Council, which consists of eminent scientists from the Member States as well as famous researchers from China, France, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, Switzerland, the USA, and the European Centre for Nuclear Research (CERN)."


Newton Project: This site is dedicated to providing a full representation of Newton's writing producing the "first ever comprehensive catalogue of Newton's non-'scientific' papers and has placed online over 50 per cent of the two and a half million words he devoted to the subject of theology, as well as a large selection of his notebooks and scientific papers. At the beginning of 2004, a closely linked sister project in the US received funding to begin similar work on the alchemical papers."


Niels Bohr Library and Archives: This site, provided by the American Institute of Physics, serves both as a repository and a clearinghouse for information in the history of physics, astronomy, geophysics and allied fields. In-house holdings include an outstanding collection of textbooks, monographs, biographies, and related publications, dating mostly from ca. 1850–1950; over 30,000 photographs and other images; ca. 1,000 oral histories with many of the outstanding figures in the fields covered; and archival records of AIP and its Member Societies along with other archival records and personal papers of a select number of scientists. All of these materials are indexed online.


NIST Physics Laboratory: "The Physics Laboratory is one of the major operating units of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Its mission is to support United States industry by providing measurement services and research for electronic, optical, and radiation technologies. The Laboratory pursues directed research in the physical science; develops new physical standards, measurement methods, and data; conducts an aggressive dissemination program; and collaborates with industry to commercialize inventions and discoveries."


NIST Reference on Constants, Units, and Uncertainty: "CODATA internationally recommended values of the Fundamental Physical Constants." The contents of this site have been prepared by Barry N. Taylor of the Data Center and Peter J. Mohr of the Physics Laboratory's Atomic Physics Division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology.


Open Access e-Journals: ArXiv is an open access, full-text e-print service in the fields of physics, mathematics, non-linear science, computer science, quantitative biology and statistics. AarXiv is owned, operated and funded by Cornell University, and also partially funded by the National Science Foundation.


Particle Adventure: "The Particle Data Group of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory presents an interactive tour of quarks, neutrinos, antimatter, extra dimensions, dark matter, accelerators and particle detectors for everyone."


Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics: "The PI is a basic research centre dedicated to exploring the world around us at its most fundamental level. It began in the summer of 1999 when Mike Lazaridis, founder of Research in Motion and the innovator who was instrumental in launching the smart phone revolution, found himself in a position to help foster research and innovation in Canada by establishing a world-class institute devoted to theoretical physics."


Physics Central: This is a website for students and teachers designed to explain how physics is part of our world and provides answers to questions on how things work, daily updates on physics in the news, research, and web resources.


Physics Center: Jim Martindale's reference guide to Physics gives an overview to space Science with links to dictionaries and databases.


Physics To Go: This is a collection of websites where you can learn about physics through games, webcasts, and online exhibits and activities. To find the resources, browse the collection and search the database by content topic, resource type, and grade level. Physics To Go is produced by the American Physical Society (APS). It is a part of comPADRE, the online collection of resources in physics and astronomy education, which itself is a part of the National Science Foundation-funded National Science Digital Library (NSDL).


Physics 2000: An interactive site, by the University of Colorado Boulder, using Applet Thumbnails "to learn visually and conceptually about 20th Century science and high-tech devices."


Physicsworld: This is a free service provided by the Institute of Physics. It features regular news, jobs, resources, enhanced highlights of Physics World magazine, events, free alerts, a buyer's guide, products & press, and advertising opportunities for businesses.


PhysLink: " is a comprehensive physics and astronomy online education, research and reference website. In addition to its search feature, it has good links in its education and reference section."


Physorg: Launched in 2004, PhysOrg is a web-based science, research and technology news service which covers a full range of topics including physics, earth science, medicine, nanotechnology, electronics, space, biology, chemistry, computer sciences, engineering, mathematics and technologies. PhysOrg publishes approximately 100 articles every day, offering some of the most comprehensive coverage of sci-tech developments world-wide. is wholly owned by Omicron Technology Limited, headquartered in Douglas, Isle Of Man, United Kingdom.


Space Physics Research Group: "SPRG conducts experimental research in space plasma physics on a variety of different spacecraft covering the earth's magnetosphere, auroral zone, tail region, the interplanetary solar wind, and in the near-space environments of other planets."


Stanford Linear Accelerator Center: "SLAC is one of the world ’s leading research laboratories. Established in 1962, it is located at Stanford University in Menlo Park, CA. Our mission is to design, construct and operate state-of-the-art electron accelerators and related experimental facilities for use in high-energy physics and synchrotron radiation research."