[Physics FAQ] -
Last updated by DK 2016.
Original by Philip Gibbs June 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 that are packed with useful content such as
physics news. (Editor's note: many of the original links that this page referred to no longer exist, but I have
updated the ones that are there.)
[Please don't ask us to add a link to your site from here.]
- American Institute of Physics
- The AIP publishes and archives a number of informative newsletters. This is a good place to look for
brief reports on recent discoveries.
- High-Energy Physics Literature Database
- This is a good site to search for the latest in literature on high-energy physics, as well as more general
- 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 News Room is a
- The Institute of Physics
- Another journal publisher with a News section.
- Los Alamos E-print Archive
- For better or worse, these archives are one of the primary means of communicating new papers in the fastest
moving physics disciplines. But the lack of real competition in this e-print area is perhaps what has given
the archive's maintainers the attitude that they rule the discipline, which probably prevents much good research
from being published at arxiv.
- 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 Relativity.
- National Institute of Standards and Technology
- Another site with convenient tables of physical
- 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.
- Eric Weisstein's World of Physics
- Another alphabetical list of physics definitions and equations by Eric Weisstein.
- 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
search page and enter the name of
your favourite physicist or topic.
If you still have not found what you are looking for, try the usual search engines such as
Duck Duck Go,
Start Page, or
It is also a good idea to search old usenet posts using Google