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: ...
Dynamics (mechanics)
Dynamics is a branch of physics (specifically classical mechanics) concerned with the study of forces and torques and their effect on motion, as opposed to kinematics, which studies the motion of obje...
Semicircular potential well
In quantum mechanics, the case of a particle in a one-dimensional ring is similar to the particle in a box. The particle follows the path of a semicircle from to where it cannot escape, because the ...
Optical reader
An optical reader is a device found within most computer scanners that captures visual information and translates the image into digital information the computer is capable of understanding and displa...
Impulse (physics)
In classical mechanics, impulse (symbolized by J or Imp) is the integral of a force, F, over the time interval, t, for which it acts. Since force is a vector quantity, impulse is also a vector in the ...
Impulse (physics) - Wikipedia
Runge-Gross theorem
In quantum mechanics, specifically time-dependent density functional theory, the Runge–Gross theorem (RG theorem) shows that for a many-body system evolving from a given initial wavefunction, th...
Phase space
In mathematics and physics, a phase space of a dynamical system is a space in which all possible states of a system are represented, with each possible state of the system corresponding to one unique...
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Weinstein conjecture
In mathematics, the Weinstein conjecture refers to a general existence problem for periodic orbits of Hamiltonian or Reeb vector flows. More specifically, the current understanding is that a regular c...
Invariance mechanics
In physics, invariance mechanics, in its simplest form, is the rewriting of the laws of quantum field theory in terms of invariant quantities only. For example, the positions of a set of particles in...
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...
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