Physics History

American Physical Society Forum on the History of Physics

Venue for physicists, historians, and researchers to discuss topics pertaining to the study of Physics. Also posts announcements and newsletters.

American Physics Society

Provides an outline of the history of physics and on the people who became contributors on the study.

Atomic Archive

Explore the history, science, and consequences of the atomic bomb.

Center for History of Physics

Preserves and makes known the history of modern physics and allied fields by providing catalogs, archives, and resources.

Concise History of Thermodynamics

Contains an excerpt from the biography of Josiah Williard Gibbs, authored by a student and published in Yale University.

Contributions of 20th Century Women to Physics

Features biographies of women physicists in the contemporary period. Also includes details on their contributions.

Contributions of Physics to the Information Age

Explains the relationship of physics to modern technologies such as computers, the transistor, web, and lasers. Also contains information on quantum mechanics.

Emilio Segre Visual Archive

Compilation of historical photographs, slides, lithographs, engraving, and other illustrative resources of American contributors in the study of physics and astronomy.

History of Physics

Large collection of links to resources providing information on the history of physics.

History of Quantum Mechanics

Discusses the field which is considered as the basic branch of physics. Includes details on applications for experimental and theoretical science.

Important 20th Century Discoveries in Physics

Features a study that provides details on the unearthing of physics; quantum mechanics, relativity, and subatomic forces.

The Invention of Knowledge

Provides information regarding the pattern of knowledge as well as manuscripts of famous physicists.

Museum of Physics

Covers facts about the museum and its collections. Houses laboratory instruments previously used by famous physicists.

Net Advance of Physics History and Philosophy

Contains historical accounts on various branches of Physics such as astronomy and atomic theory.

Nuclear Files

Project of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation provides a historical timeline, and resources on nuclear weapons, nuclear energy, atomic basics, maps, ethics, and educators.

Paths of Physics

Contains an overview on the history and philosophy of physics. Provides anthologies and archives.

Physics Cabinet

Presents catalogs on laboratory instruments used between the mid-19th and early 20th-century.

Physics in Australia to 1945

Contains an article about the significance of a physicist or a scientist’s publication.


Provides history of mathematics, physics, astronomy, and space exploration. Includes general guidelines and links to archives, museums, and exhibits.

Radio 4 In Our Time Presented By Melvyn Bragg

Features James Clerk Maxwell. Contains articles, his biography, and study analysis.

Selected Classic Papers from the History of Chemistry

Features papers on classical studies in Chemistry and Physics done by famous scientists.

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