Index of physics articles
Physics (Greek: physis–φύσις meaning "nature") is the natural science which examines basic concepts such as mass, charge, matter and its motion and all that derives from these, such as energy, force a...
Alien Life Might Be so Advanced That It's Indistinguishable From the Laws of Physics
We've never seen aliens ... or have we? No, Roswell conspirators, not now. Please sit down. We're talking in multitudes of higher complexity.Try this on: ...
Who knew Physics could be this much fun!
Who knew Physics could be this much fun!
Albert Einstein Facts: 51 Things You Didn't Know About Einstein
Amazing Albert Einstein facts and things you didn't know. Here are some amazing and little-known facts about life of one of the greatest minds of our time.
Quantum Levitation
Suspending a superconducting disc above or below a set of permanent magnets. The magnetic field is locked inside the superconductor ; a phenomenon called 'Qu...
We May Have Found a Way to Cheat the Second Law of Thermodynamics
Physicists created a new quantum theorem for entropy, and included is a possible exception.
3 share Nobel Prize in physics for discoveries on strange states of matter
Three physicists share the Nobel Prize for their work discovering strange states of matter
The Debate Over Time's Place in the Universe
Physicists can’t agree on whether the flow of future to past is real or a mental construct.
Single particle creates interference after double slit
Oil droplet exhibits properties reminiscent of an elementary particle
LIGO: Journey of a Gravitational Wave
LIGO scientist David Reitze takes us on a 1.3 billion year journey that begins with the violent merger of two black holes in the distant universe. The event produced gravitational waves, tiny ripples...
Slicing Ice With Your Fingers (and a bit of graphene)!
The heat generated by your fingers is enough to slice through ice like butter...
Gravitational Waves Are Real But What Are They?
Scientists at the advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory facilities found definitive proof of Einstein's prediction about gravitational waves. Brian Greene explains to Stephen Co...
Paul Rudd Battles Stephen Hawking At Quantum Chess In Amusing Video
An unlikely battle took place in California last night: Paul Rudd and Stephen Hawking had a not-so-friendly match of quantum chess, a variation of the classic game that employs the laws of quantum mec...
Teleportation is Becoming a Reality
While scientists can't help you get to work any faster yet, they are trying to solve the problem through teleportation.
Why Spiderman Can’t Exist: Geckos Are ‘Size Limit’ For Sticking To Walls
A new study, published today in PNAS, shows that in climbing animals ranging in size from mites to geckos, the percentage of body surface covered by adhesive footpads increases as body size increases,...
Amazing Mind-Bending Optical Illusions
The way our eyes work is that we see something in front of us, our brain processes the shapes and colors, and then we have our sight. Inside our eyes are lenses, which make sense of the world around u...
Making Astronomical Observations In The Laboratory- Researchers Investigate How Light Behaves In Curved Space
To investigate the influence of gravity on the propagation of light, researchers usually have to examine astronomical length scales and huge masses. However, physicists at Friedrich-Alexander-Universi...
Physics
Physics (from Ancient Greek: φυσική (ἐπιστήμη) phusikḗ (epistḗmē) "knowledge of nature", from φύσις phúsis "nature") is the natural science that involves the study of matter and its mot...
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Outline of physics
The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to physics:Physics – natural science that involves the study of matter and its motion through spacetime, along with related concep...
List of physicists
Following is a list of physicists who are notable for their achievements.
Glossary of classical physics
This article is a glossary of classical physics. It is some of the most common terms in classical physics and how they are used.
Alien Life Might Be so Advanced That It's Indistinguishable From the Laws of Physics
We've never seen aliens ... or have we? No, Roswell conspirators, not now. Please sit down. We're talking in multitudes of higher complexity.Try this on: ...
Scallop theorem
The Scallop theorem states that to achieve propulsion at low Reynolds number in Newtonian fluids a swimmer must deform in a way that is not invariant under time-reversal. Edward Mills Purcell stated t...
Optical ring resonators
An optical ring resonator is a set of waveguides in which at least one is a closed loop coupled to some sort of light input and output. (These can be, but are not limited to being, waveguides.) The co...
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Wolfgang Paul
Wolfgang Paul (August 10, 1913 – December 7, 1993) was a German physicist, who co-developed the non-magnetic quadrupole mass filter which laid the foundation for what we now call an ion trap. He...
Wolfgang Paul - Wikipedia
Edward Victor Appleton
Sir Edward Victor Appleton, GBE, KCB, FRS (6 September 1892 – 21 April 1965) was an English physicist. He won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1947 for his seminal work proving the existence of the iono...
Classical field theory
A classical field theory is a physical theory that describes the study of how one or more physical fields interact with matter. The word 'classical' is used in contrast to those field theories that in...
Gerstenhaber algebra
In mathematics and theoretical physics, a Gerstenhaber algebra (sometimes called an antibracket algebra or braid algebra) is an algebraic structure discovered by Murray Gerstenhaber (1963) that combin...
Yang-Baxter equation
In physics, the Yang–Baxter equation (or star-triangle relation) is a consistency equation which was first introduced in the field of statistical mechanics. It depends on the idea that in some scatter...
Yang-Baxter equation - Wikipedia
Roy J. Glauber
Roy Jay Glauber (born September 1, 1925) is an American theoretical physicist. He is the Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics at Harvard University and Adjunct Professor of Optical Sciences at the Univer...
Roy J. Glauber - Wikipedia