AAPT Committee on the History and Philosophy of Physics
The Committee on the History and Philosophy of Physics (CHPP) is an AAPT committee working toward the preservation and deepening of a historical perspective in physics education at all levels.
American Physical Society Forum on the History of Physics
A member unit of the American Physical Society. It was founded as a venue for physicists, historians, and other members of the APS with an interest in discussing and exploring the historical dimensions of physics research. Forum benefits and activities i
Argonne National Laboratory History
Background of the laboratory. The history of nuclear power and warfare is heavily intertwined with Argonne National Labs.
This site explores the complex history surrounding the invention of the atomic bomb
CERN Historical and Scientific Archives
Resources on the history of CERN, as well as the 'Pauli Archive', a private collection of scientific books, reprints, correspondence and manuscripts of the late Professor Wolfgang Pauli, Nobel Laureate, 1945.
Center for History of Physics
Has a mission to preserve and make known the history of modern physics and allied sciences including astronomy, geophysics and optics.
Center for History of Physics Newsletter
Reports on work in the history of physics (and allied fields such as astronomy and geophysics). On-line issues starting with vol.26 (1994).
Century of Physics Time Line
A hundred years timeline of Physics presented by the American Physical Society.
Contributions of Physics to the Information Age
The history of important inventions by physicists in the fields of computers, information technology, and solid state electronics. Summarizes the contributions of physics to the information age.
Emilio Segre Visual Archives Picture Finder
Makes it easy for people to find pictures of physicists. These pictures are in the vein of "The History of Physics" and are images of notable physicists.
Historical timelines in mathematics, physics, and politics
History and Philosophy of Physics
Research activities, essays, databases, books, meetings in History and Philosophy of Physics. A section is dedicated to the development of Physics in Italy.
History of Physics Archives
Databases and digital archives for the History of Physics in Italy after the second world war.
History of Science Info Page
A site providing information, photos, and essays concerning the history of science.
In Our Time: James Clerk Maxwell
BBC Radio 4 discussion on the life and work of this 19th century physicist.
Infography about History of Physics
Sources recommended by a professor who specializes in the study of the history of physics.
A virtual museum of physics apparatus and instruments of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Physics in Australia to 1945
The listing is intended to be a complete register of all Australian publications in physics up to the end of 1945
Selected Classic Papers
Historically important papers in the fields of: Atomic hypothesis and discrete nature of matter Electricity, electrochemistry, and electrolyte solutions The electron and electronic structure of matter Elements: nature, number, and dis
Selected Papers of Great American Physicists on the web.
The Fall of Parity
Experiments in 1956 demonstrate that our world is distinguishable from its mirror image.
The History of Neon Signs
How the neon sign was conceived of and created.
The Invention of Knowledge
The connections between the sciences and the arts with emphasis on physics. A prediction on where to look for the next great theories in physics.
The Net Advance of Physics: History
Review Articles and Tutorials in an Encyclopaedic Format at The Net Advance of Physics, MIT
The Nuclear Files
Most comprehensive and user friendly online tool to explore the political and ethical dilemmas of the Nuclear Age. A citizen guide to create a saner and more peaceful world. Classroom use encouraged.
The Quantum Age Begins
An overview of the development of quantum mechanics.
Theater of Electricity
Explore the history of static electricity and the machines which have used it to make big sparks and create strong electric fields. Van de Graaff generators and Tesla coils are two examples of what is discussed. Many pictures and teaching materials are
Describes the history of most important invention of the 20th century: the transistor.