Physics History/People

  • Andrei Nikolaevich Kolmogorov - Very famous Russian physicist and mathematician of the twentieth century.
  • Anecdotes and Quotations of Physicists and Mathematicians - The collection of anecdotes, quotations, and trivia of great physicists and mathematicians
  • Contributions of 20th Century Women to Physics - Electronic archive containing over 75 brief scientific and biographic citations of original and important contributions 20th century women have made to physics.
  • Cornelius Lanczos Collection - Site announces the availability of the Cornelius Lanczos Collected Published Papers with commentaries. Lanczos (1893-1974) was one of the twentieth century's most versatile and innovative physicists and mathematicians. His papers cover an array of disciplines including general relativity, quantum mechanics, scientific computation, applied mathematics and numerical analysis.
  • Erwin Schroedinger - A Translation of Schrödinger´s Cat Paradox paper by John D. Trimmer.
  • Green, George - Includes biography and list of papers.
  • Hoff Lu, Father of Nuclear Energy in China - Book and documentary on the life story of a native scientist in China. If you want to know the history of nuclear physics in China, you must read this book.
  • Important Physicists - Interrelationship between some selected physicists and between the physicists and their institutions. The period covered is roughly from the middle of the nineteenth century to the middle of the twentieth century.
  • Lawrence and His Laboratory - Scientific history of the Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's first 50 years (1931-1981).
  • Lawrence and the Cyclotron - Biography of Ernest Orland Lawrence, from the AIP Center for History of Physics which describes Lawrence's development of the cyclotron.
  • Lectures on Aristotle, Galileo, Newton, and Einstein - Full lecture notes from an introductory course taught at U of Virginia.
  • Ludwig Boltzmann - An overview of the life and work of Ludwig Boltzmann
  • Nobel Prize Internet Archive - The Nobel Prize Internet Archive contains up-to-date information of all current and former Nobel Prize laureates. Not affiliated with the official Nobel site.
  • Physicists on Stamps - Scanned images of stamps from around the world. Donated scans are welcome.
  • Physics by Aristotle - Part of the Internet Classics Archive at MIT. Aristotle's ideas held sway for 1500+ years, and there is still reference to "Aristotelian thinking" in education circles today. Read what it's all about.
  • Pictures of Physicists - Pictures and drawings of famous physicists, a comprehensive collection.
  • Pyotr Leonidovich Kapitsa - Page about 1978 Nobel Laureate in Physics
  • Winners of the Nobel Prize in Physics - A comprehensive list of Nobel Prize Laureates in physics, at the Nobel Prize Internet Archive.

    What is the electron spin?
    Electron spin is the electron's electromagnetic field angular momentum

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