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  1. Great Physicists: The Life and Times of Leading Physicists from Galileo to Hawking by William H. Cropper, 2004-09-16
  2. Mathematical Methods for Physicists, Sixth Edition: A Comprehensive Guide by George B. Arfken, Hans J. Weber, 2005-07-05
  3. The Instant Physicist: An Illustrated Guide by Richard A. Muller, 2010-12-06
  4. Astrophysics for Physicists by Choudhuri Arnab Rai, 2010-04-30
  5. Geometric Algebra for Physicists by Chris Doran, Anthony Lasenby, 2007-12-10
  6. The Spiritual Universe: One Physicist's Vision of Spirit, Soul, Matter, and Self by Fred Alan Wolf, 1998-10-01
  7. The Great Physicists from Galileo to Einstein (Biography of Physics) by George Gamow, 1988-10-01
  8. The Physicists by Friedrich Durrenmatt, 1994-01-21
  9. Thinking Like a Physicist, Physics Problems for Undergraduates by Thompson, 1999-01-01
  10. Physicists in Conflict by Neil A. Porter, 1998-06
  11. Cremona Violins: A Physicist's Quest for Secrets of Stradivari by Kameshwar C. Wali, 2010-01-30
  12. Essential Mathematical Methods for Physicists: and Engineers by Hans J. Weber, Frank Harris, et all 2003-08-22
  13. Tales of Mathematicians and Physicists (Volume 0) by Simon Gindikin, 2006-11-17
  14. Mathematics for Physicists (Dover Books on Mathematics) by Philippe Dennery, Andre Krzywicki, 1996-08-14

1. Physicist - Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia
A physicist is a scientist who studies or practices physics. physicists study a wide range of physical phenomena in many branches of physics spanning all
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Jump to: navigation search For the album by Devin Townsend, see Physicist (Devin Townsend album) Not to be confused with physician , a person who practices medicine. Physicists working in a government lab A physicist is a scientist who studies or practices physics . Physicists study a wide range of physical phenomena in many branches of physics spanning all length scales: from sub-atomic particles of which all ordinary matter is made ( particle physics ) to the behavior of the material Universe as a whole ( cosmology
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Please improve this article or discuss the issue on the talk page Most material a student encounters in the undergraduate physics curriculum is based on discoveries and insights of a century or more in the past. Newton’s laws of motion were formulated in the 17th century; Maxwell's equations , 19th century; and quantum mechanics , early 20th century. The undergraduate physics curriculum generally includes the following range of courses:

2. Famous Physicists
American, the first American physicist; characterized two kinds of electric .. Russian, theoretical physicist and mathematician who contributed to the
Famous Physicists
Classical Period William Gilbert
English hypothesized that the Earth is a giant magnet Galileo Galilei
Italian performed fundamental observations, experiments, and mathematical analyses in astronomy and physics; discovered mountains and craters on the moon, the phases of Venus, and the four largest satellites of Jupiter: Io, Europa, Callisto, and Ganymede Willebrod Snell
Dutch discovered law of refraction (Snell's law) Blaise Pascal
French discovered that pressure applied to an enclosed fluid is transmitted undiminished to every part of the fluid and to the walls of its container (Pascal's principle) Christiaan Huygens
Dutch proposed a simple geometrical wave theory of light, now known as ``Huygen's principle''; pioneered use of the pendulum in clocks Robert Hooke
English discovered Hooke's law of elasticity Sir Isaac Newton
English developed theories of gravitation and mechanics, and invented differential calculus Daniel Bernoulli
Swiss developed the fundamental relationship of fluid flow now known as Bernoulli's principle Benjamin Franklin
American the first American physicist; characterized two kinds of electric charge, which he named ``positive'' and ``negative''

3. Profession Jokes - Physicists
Jokes about physicists and physics (part of the Profession Jokes site)
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You enter the laboratory and see an experiment. How will you know which class is it? If it's green and wiggles, it's biology.
If it stinks, it's chemistry.
If it doesn't work, it's physics. Seen on the door to a light-wave lab:
"CAUTION! Do not look into laser with remaining good eye." Absolute zero is cool. An engineer, a physicist, a mathematician, and a mystic were asked to name the greatest invention of all times.
The engineer chose fire, which gave humanity power over matter.
The physicist chose the wheel, which gave humanity the power over space.
The mathematician chose the alphabet, which gave humanity power over symbols. The mystic chose the thermos bottle.
"Why a thermos bottle?" the others asked. "Because the thermos keeps hot liquids hot in winter and cold liquids cold in summer." "Yes so what?" "Think about it." said the mystic reverently. That little bottle how does it know A hydrogen atom lost its electron and went to the police station to file a missing electron report. He was questioned by the police: "Haven't you just misplaced it somewhere? Are you sure that your electron is really lost?"

4. Physicists And Astronomers
Scientific research and development services firms and the Federal Government employ over half of all physicists and astronomers.
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  • Scientific research and development services firms and the Federal Government employ over half of all physicists and astronomers. Most jobs are in basic research, usually requiring a doctoral degree; master’s degree holders qualify for some jobs in applied research and development; bachelor’s degree holders often qualify as research assistants or for other physics-related occupations, such as technicians. Applicants may face competition for basic research positions due to limited funding; however, those with a background in physics or astronomy may have good opportunities in related occupations.
Nature of the Work About this section Back to Top Physicists and astronomers conduct research to understand the nature of the universe and everything in it. These researchers observe, measure, interpret, and develop theories to explain celestial and physical phenomena using mathematics. From the vastness of space to the infinitesimal scale of subatomic particles, they study the fundamental properties of the natural world and apply the knowledge gained to design new technologies.

5. Famous Physicists And Astronomers
Several pages containing brief biography and accomplishments.
Famous Physicists and Astronomers
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6. Pictures Of Physicists
Pictures and drawings of famous physicists, a comprehensive collection.
Pictures of Famous Physicists
The complete Picture Gallery (351 pictures, text-based version, alphabetically sorted)
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Pre-20th century (32 pictures)
Pioneers of Quantum Theory (20 pictures)
Theoreticians (35 pictures)
Experimentalists (part 1) (24 pictures)
Experimentalists (part 2) (24 pictures)
Nobel prize 1971-1980 (25 pictures)
Nobel prize 1981-1990 (23 pictures)
Nobel prize since 1991 (13 pictures)
Albert Einstein (63 pictures)
Group photographs (24 pictures)
The Nobel Prize winners in physics 1901-1998 (some pictures are still missing) Black-and-white drawings of physicists by I. Waloschek (53 pictures) Physics-related postage stamps 1111 pictures! Portraits from the other side of science (6 pictures) Visit the AIP Center for History of Physics A few more more pictures found at St. Andrews /Scotland Last modified: June 7, 2007 jr
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7. Images Of Physicists
A page containing images of many Chemists, as well as physicists, is maintained by John L. Park of Diamond Bar High School, and may be found here.

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The American Institute of Physics maintains an informative site on the History of Physics here . Among the resources available there is the , a collection of over 25,000 images of scientists, some of which are available online. An excellent site of images maintained in Frankfurt, Germany by Joachim Reinhardt is here . Some images from that site are available on this page. A very nice searchable site of images is maintained at Caltech, here . Some links to Caltech images are available from this page. A page containing images of many Chemists, as well as Physicists, is maintained by John L. Park of Diamond Bar High School, and may be found here Concise biographical and scientific information on many of the physicists whose images are linked to this page may be found on a West Chester University site, here Large are usually JPEG format; width by height is in pixels. Thumbnail are usually GIF format, always 100 pixels wide.
(note: this site was started in 1994 or so, as an exercise; I think that some of the sites above have become more developed than this one. In any case, I don't actively update this site much anymore. hn)

8. AAPM: The American Association Of Physicists In Medicine
The American Association of physicists in Medicine is a member society concerned with the topics of medical physics, radiation oncology, imaging physics,
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9. Physicists On The Money
A page about physicists honored by having their picture on currency in many countries around the world.
Physicists on the Money
Physicists have been honored by having their picture on currency in many countries around the world. Some are shown in small images below. Click on the colored text to view or down load a larger copy of the image. Abu Nasr Al-Farabi (870-950) appears on the 1 Tenge note from Kazakhstan. A scholar in many areas, including philosophy, linguistics, logic, and music. He also wrote about the nature of science and argued for the existence of the vacuum (empty space). For a brief bio click here . (26 K) Kristian Birkeland (1867-1917) appears on the Norwegian 200 Kroner note. Birkeland was a pioneer in studying the magnetic field of the earth and the aurora borealis. He made the suggestion that the aurora were caused by charges emitted by the sun being guided into the earth's atmosphere by the earth's magnetic field. An apparatus of his simulating this effect is shown on the bill at the left. For a brief bio click here . For a great site on the aurora

10. National Society Of Black Physicists - Promoting The Professional Well-being Of
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International Conference on Women in Physics Conference . This conference will address the severe under representation of women in physics and develop strategies to increase the number of women physicists worldwide. Learn More FAMU Physicists Discover Nanoscale Turbulence . Physicists at FAMU's Center for Plasma Science and Technology have found the first evidence of turbulent behavior in ionized gases at a lifetime of less than 100 nanoseconds. Learn More NSBP Initiates Project To Increase Journal Access at HBCUs. APS and AIP offer free access in 2008 and low-priced access for 2009.
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11. Summary Report
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12. Slashdot | Physicists Store, Retrieve A "Squeezed Vacuum"
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13. The Canadian Association Of Physicists
The premier association for physicists living in Canada (or who have any interest in physics)

The site is the home web site of the National Society of Hispanic physicists. It is designed to contain the history and mission of the Society,
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15. Physicists
THE JOB physicists investigate and analyze various forms of energy, the structure and physical properties of matter, and the relationship between the two.
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It sounds like a headline from the spoof newspaper The Onion, but for physicists, this is actually an achievement Two teams have stored nothing in a puff

17. Selected Papers Of Great American Physicists
Selected Papers of Great American physicists on the web.
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19. Physicists Probe The Fifth Dimension - Mysteries Of The Universe -
Scientists say extra dimensions would help explain some of the deepest mysteries of physics, and they re working on ways to prove whether or not they exist.
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Can we prove realms exist beyond our plane ... or ‘brane’?
An animated image shows a collision between two subatomic particles embedded in our 3-D universe (or "brane"). The collision produces other particles, including a graviton that escapes from our brane into the extradimensional "bulk" that lies beyond.
Alan Boyle Science editor MSNBC Alan Boyle Science editor Profile document.write('') E-mail document.write(''); SEATTLE - The cosmos would make perfect sense … if it turns out we're living in a 10- or 11-dimensional realm where gravity is bubbling off a different plane entirely. At least that's what's emerging as the hottest concept on the frontier of physics. Though these sound like virtually unverifiable claims, physicists are trying to come up with ways to gather evidence to back up or disprove the extradimensional theories currently in vogue. But it’ll take several years to get that evidence, if it can be gotten at all. The claim that the cosmos has more than the four dimensions we can perceive — that is, three spatial dimensions plus time — is exotic enough. But the quest to prove that claim brings in a virtual menagerie of mysteries: mini-black holes and dark matter, gravitational waves and cosmic inflation, super-high-energy particle collisions and ultra-powerful gamma-ray bursts.

20. Physicists And Engineers Search For New Dimension
Researchers in the Department of Physics and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech are exploring the possibility of an
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Blacksburg, Va. The universe as we currently know it is made up of three dimensions of space and one of time, but researchers in the Department of Physics and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech are exploring the possibility of an extra dimension. Sound like an episode from the “Twilight Zone"” Almost, but not quite; according to John Simonetti, associate professor of physics in the College of Science and Michael Kavic, graduate student and one of the investigators on the project. “The idea we’re exploring is that the universe has an imperceptibly small dimension (about one billionth of a nanometer) in addition to the four that we know currently,” Kavic said. “This extra dimension would be curled up, in a state similar to that of the entire universe at the time of the Big Bang.” The group is looking for small primordial black holes that, when they explode, may produce a radio pulse that could be detected here on Earth. These black holes are called primordial because they were created a fraction of a second after the beginning of the universe. Black holes are expected to evaporate over time, losing mass and therefore shrinking. A black hole larger than the extra dimension would wrap around it like a thick rubber band wrapped around a hose. As a black hole shrinks down to the size of the extra dimension, it would be stretched so thin it would snap, causing an explosion.

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