History of physics
Physics (from the Ancient Greek φύσις physis meaning "nature") is the fundamental branch of science that developed out of the study of nature and philosophy known, until around the end of the 19th cen...
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Reality Doesn’t Exist Until We Measure It, Quantum Experiment Confirms
Australian scientists have recreated a famous experiment and confirmed quantum physics's bizarre predictions about the nature of reality, by proving that reality doesn't actually exist until we measur...
Direct measurements of the wave nature of matter
New experimental techniques map out wave properties only known previously from theory.
A living thing in two places at once? This quantum quandary test is limited
A recent proposed microbe experiment based on Schrödinger’s counter-intuitive theory would have a scale so small as to be almost meaningless, and other challenges such as consciousness also come into ...
Brian Cox visits the world's biggest vacuum chamber
Brian Cox visits NASA’s Space Power Facility in Ohio to see what happens when a bowling ball and a feather are dropped together under the conditions of outer space...
2016 Nobel Prize In Physics Awarded To David Thouless, Duncan Haldane And Michael Kosterlitz
They were honored for their work in revealing the secrets of exotic matter. Their discoveries, using advanced mathematics, had boosted research in condensed matter physics and raised hopes for uses in...
A New ‘Einstein’ Equation Suggests Wormholes Hold Key To Quantum Gravity
A new Einsteinian equation, ER=EPR, may be the clue physicists need to merge quantum mechanics with general relativity.
Schrödinger’s cat just got even weirder (and even more confusing)
The researchers hope their findings will help make quantum computers a reality.
4977 BC Universe Is Created, According To Kepler - April 27
On this day in 4977 B.C., the universe is created, according to German mathematician and astronomer Johannes Kepler, considered a founder of modern science. Kepler is best known for his theories expla...
The Search For Hidden Dimensions Comes Up Empty Again
Swinging pendulum obeys inverse square law, fails to fall into hidden dimension. Here is the sort of conflict facing physicists: quantum mechanics takes place on the fixed stage of space and time; in ...
Single particle creates interference after double slit
Oil droplet exhibits properties reminiscent of an elementary particle
Milky Way Gas Survey Completed
Astronomers have completed a detailed map of where dense, very cold gas - the stuff of which new stars are made - is found across the Milky Way. Staring into space from an altitude of 5,100m in the At...
What you need to know about Tesla's Antigravity technology: Creating the Perfect UFO
TV, AC electricity, the Tesla Coil, fluorescent lighting, neon lights, Radio controlled devices, robotics, X-rays, radar, microwave and dozens of other amazing inventions were invented by one of the m...
Ancient Babylonians Geometrically Traced The Path of Jupiter
For millenia upon millenia, humans knew that certain objects in the sky moved while other stars stood still. These are the objects we now know as planets. But precise calculations on their movements r...
Neutral Result Charges Up Antimatter Research
Scientists of the international ALPHA Collaboration have once again pushed the boundaries of antimatter research with their latest breakthrough studying the properties of antihydrogen. Published today...
Timeline of fundamental physics discoveries
This table provides an overview of the scientific relevant discoveries which would have to be predicted in its entirety by a theory of everything, in order to claim itself as a success.
Golden age of physics
A Golden age of physics appears to have been delineated for certain periods of progress in the physics sciences, and this includes the previous and current developments of cosmology and astronomy. Eac...
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Golden age of cosmology
The golden age of cosmology is a term often used to describe the period from 1992 to the present in which important advances in observational cosmology have been made.
History of classical mechanics
This article deals with the history of classical mechanics.
The ancient Greek philosophers, Aristotle in particular, were among the first to propose that abstract principles govern nature. Aristot...
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History of thermodynamics
The history of thermodynamics is a fundamental strand in the history of physics, the history of chemistry, and the history of science in general. Owing to the relevance of thermodynamics in much of sc...
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History of optics
Optics began with the development of lenses by the ancient Egyptians and Mesopotamians, followed by theories on light and vision developed by ancient Greek and Indian philosophers, and the development...
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History of electromagnetism
The history of electromagnetic theory begins with ancient measures to deal with atmospheric electricity, in particular lightning. People then had little understanding of electricity, and were unable t...
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History of the periodic table
The periodic table is an arrangement of the chemical elements, organized on the basis of their atomic numbers, electron configurations and recurring chemical properties. Elements are presented in orde...
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History of special relativity
The history of special relativity consists of many theoretical results and empirical findings obtained by Albert A. Michelson, Hendrik Lorentz, Henri Poincaré and others. It culminated in the theory o...
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History of general relativity
General relativity (GR) is a theory of gravitation that was developed by Albert Einstein between 1907 and 1915, with contributions by many others after 1915. According to general relativity, the obser...
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History of quantum mechanics
The history of quantum mechanics is a fundamental part of the history of modern physics. Quantum mechanics' history, as it interlaces with the history of quantum chemistry, began essentially with a nu...
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History of quantum field theory
In particle physics, the history of quantum field theory starts with its creation by Paul Dirac, when he attempted to quantize the electromagnetic field in the late 1920s. Major advances in the theory...
History of string theory
The history of string theory spans several decades of intense research including two superstring revolutions. Through the combined efforts of many different researchers, string theory has developed in...
History of superconductivity
Superconductivity is the phenomenon of certain materials exhibiting zero electrical resistance and the expulsion of magnetic fields below a characteristic temperature. The history of superconductivity...
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