[Relativity FAQ] -
Last updated by Philip Gibbs 14-October-1996
Original by Philip Gibbs 7-JUN-1996
Useful Physics Resources on the Web
The world wide web is a rich source of information
about physics. The Physics FAQ is not the place to put
together a complete list of them so I will concentrate
on databases which are packed with useful content such
as physics news.
[Please don't ask us to add a link to your site from here.]
- The Internet Pilot To Physics
- This ambitious web project is a good place to start your
search for physics resources. TIPTOP includes
The Net Advance of Physics and much more.
- American Institute of Physics
- The AIP publishes and archives a number of informative newsletters including
PHYSICS NEWS UPDATE which is
posted regularly on usenet. This is a good place to look for brief reports
on recent discoveries.
- High Energy Physics Information Centre
- At HEPIC they keep archives of various newsletters from physics centres
which often give useful information about the latest finds in High Energy Physics.
And so much more...
- The American Physical Society
- They publish some of the most important Physics Journals
such as Physical Review. On-line access to those is restricted but the
What's New physics bulletins
are a useful resource.
- The Institute of Physics
- Another journal publisher with a
News in Physics section.
- Los Alamos E-print Archive
- These archives have become the primary means of communicating
new papers in the fastest moving physics disciplines. This
is where you will find
- SPIRES Databases at SLAC
- There are a number of databases housed at SLAC under SPIRES.
The most useful is the
which can be used to search for papers in High Energy Physics by
author or title keywords. Recent papers can then be obtained through
direct hyperlinks to the e-print archives.
- Particle Data Group
- This is where you will find the Review of Particle Physics
containing values for all manner of physical constants. They have
also put together an educational feature called
The Particle Adventure.
- John Baez's Papers
- Useful information on developments in physics including the archive of
This Week's Finds in
Mathematical Physics. John has also put together a tutorial on General
- National Institute of Standards and Technology
- Another site with convenient tables of
- A collection of free software for High Energy Physics
- The Laws List
- An alphabetically ordered list of laws and principles of physics by
Erik Max Francis.
- Treasure Trove of Physics
- Another alphabetical list of physics definitions and equations
by Eric W. Weisstein.
- The Computers in Physics Education Committee
- provides PhysicsEd: Physics Education Resources, a project to
have a site which points to the all the known physics education
resources on the net. Alan Cairns currently maintains this site.
- MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive
- This is an extensive archive of historical information which has
good coverage of physicists and astronomers as well as mathematicians.
Go straight to the
and enter the name of your favourite physicist or topic
- Physics Time-Line
- A chronology of fundamental discoveries in physics from
the ancient Greeks until today.
If you still have not found what you are looking for try the
Yahoo index to physics.
The web is a vast resource on all subjects and you may find what
you are looking for by searching it using one of the larger
search indexes such as
Alta Vista or
It is also a good idea to search old usenet posts using