Physics Links
Most recent update: 1998 October 14

1998 Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded to Walter Kohn of UC Santa Barbara's Deaprtment of Physics!
Announcement from the UCSB Institute for Theoretical Physics
Announcement from the Nobel Foundation
See photos and hear audio from Walter Kohn's press conference (October 13, 1998)

The Earth's geodynamo, from the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center

Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 enters Jupiter, from the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center

A "quantum corral" of atoms, from IBM Almaden Research Center

CDF (Collider Detector at Fermilab), from the on-line tour of the Fermi National Accelerator Center

Schematic diagram of the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center

Quantum-mechanical motion of a particle in a box, from Martha Takats' collection of animated GIFs for physics

The CLEO II detector's superconducting magnetic coil, from the virtual tour of the CLEO II detector at the Cornell Electron-positron Storage Ring (CESR)

A magnetic resonance image of the head, from the "Basics of MRI" tutorial

Starting Points, Search Engines, and Lists of Links

TIPTOP - The Internet Pilot TO Physics
The Net Advance of Physics
Yahoo! - Science:Physics
Web Sites of Interest to Physicists, courtesy of Physics Today
Physical Constants, Units, and Conversion Factors, courtesy of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Table of the Nuclides
The Particle Data Group home page
More physics links from the UCSB Department of Physics
Still more internet resources for physics, courtesy of Prof. George Gangwere at Southwestern College
Yes, still more physics links, collected by the Addison-Wesley Longman Higher Education Publishing Group

Useful Sites for Physics Teachers and Students

Physical Sciences Resource Center --- a resource for physics teachers at all levels (university and K-12), courtesy of the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT)
USENET Physics FAQ --- answers to many common physics questions, such as "Why are golf balls dimpled?" and "Why is the sky blue?"
"Ask the Experts: Physics" is a service of Scientific American. Read the answers to questions such as "Is there such a thing as anti-gravity?", "How does a microwave oven cook foods?", and "What exactly is a 'wormhole'?" All of the answers are provided by professional physicists.
A list of animated physics experiments and demos (including Java applets and more).
The Integrator will calculate integrals for you using Mathematica
Useful tips for physics students, prepared by Prof. Daniel Styer at Oberlin College:
Still more useful tips for physics students, prepared by Prof. Maurice Barnhill at the University of Delaware:
Employment Opportunities for Physicists Not sure what you can do with a bachelor's degree or Ph. D. in physics? This site, maintained by Prof. Joseph Tenn at Sonoma State University, has links to dozens of resources on the Web. There's lots of specific career advice, plus links to potential employers. You'll be amazed at the range of possibilities!
Thinking about going to grad school in physics or a related field, but not sure what steps to follow? Try this site, also maintained by Prof. Joseph Tenn at Sonoma State University, for lots of helpful hints and web links. Some of the information is specific to students at that fine institution, but most of it is very useful for students at UCSB or any other school.
Resource Page For Physics Teachers, courtesy of Prof. Doyle Davis at New Hampshire Community Technical College
Still more resources for physics teachers and students, courtesy of Abigail Reid at UCSB
WebPhysics --- teaching physics using the World Wide Web
International Association of Physics Students
The UCSB Physics Circus is a "road show" of physics demonstrations that tours local K-12 schools. Find out how the Physics Circus can visit your school!
Here's a list of web sites for physics education research, as well as a reading list on topics in physics education
Some articles on physics education:

Physics Research and News

Physical Review Focus --- Selections from the forefront journal Physical Review Letters, explained for the physics community at large
The Why Files --- A great resource with clear descriptions of the latest discoveries from all branches of science
Scientific Visualizations and Animations from the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center
Physics News Update and Physics News Graphics, presented by the American Institute of Physics
The 1998 Nobel Prize in Physics
The 1998 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Nobel Prizes in Physics, from Encyclopedia Brittanica
CERN (European Laboratory for Particle Physics (and original home of the World Wide Web)
DESY (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron) --- the nexus of German elementary particle physics
The SPIRES system of elementary-particle physics abstracts at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center

Physics in the Everyday World

How Things Work --- insights into the physics of everyday devices like toasters, microwave ovens, and the like.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging --- a tutorial by Professor Joseph Hornak of the Rochester Institute of Technology.
The Art of Renaissance Science --- Galileo and Perspective

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