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Physics and Astronomy Resources: Biographical and Historical Sites in Physics

Biographical and Historical Sources

Contributions of 20th Century Women to Physics

Citations of 20th century women who have made original and important contributions to physics. The citations describe briefly, and document, selected major scientific contributions. They also contain biographical information - mainly pertaining to the scientific lives of the women.

 

The Discovery of the Electron

Experiments by J.J. Thomson in 1897 led to the discovery of a fundamental building   block of matter.

 

Albert Einstein Online

            All you need to know about Einstein.

 

Einstein: Image and Impact

A tour of Einstein's life including: the formative years; the great works; E=mc²; world fame; public concerns; quantum and cosmos; the nuclear age; science and philosophy; an essay: The World As I See It

 

Feynman Online!

This web site is dedicated to Richard P. Feynman, scientist, teacher, raconteur, and musician. He assisted in the development of  the atomic bomb, expanded the understanding of quantum electrodynamics, translated Mayan hieroglyphics, and cut to the heart of the Challenger disaster.

 

The Galileo Project

The Galileo Project is a source of information on the life and work of Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) and the science of his time. There are glossaries, maps, timelines, searchable databases, student experiments, and more.

 

Lawrence and His Laboratory: A Historian's View of the Lawrence Years

This site is a tribute to the founder of the Lawrence Berkeley Lab. Ernest Orlando Lawrence, who invented the cyclotron, opened the way to "a Golden Age of particle physics and evolutionary discoveries about the nature of the universe." In addition to presenting the accomplishments of Lawrence and the laboratory from 1931 to 1958, the site displays a large collection of photos from the Berkeley Lab Online Photo Archive.

 

Nobel Laureates in Physics

The Stanford Linear Accelerator Center Library presents this list. Includes the award winners with brief biographical information and a description of the discovery taken from the Nobel Foundation's text describing each Laureate's discovery and other sources.

 

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Trifid Nebula

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