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Lake vs. Olive Oil
One tablespoon of olive oil destroys half an acre of waves on this lake. What The Physics?!

Physics in 1 Trillion Years
In the far future, will cosmologists be able to decipher the origins of the universe?

Inside Einstein's Mind
Retrace the thought experiments that inspired his theory on the nature of reality.

NOVA Elements App
Explore an interactive periodic table, combine elements to make real stuff, and watch the twohour NOVA program.
Physics & Math in the News
Links

American Physical Society
www.aps.org
Learn how our world works according to physics, see a time line of major events, and more.

Center for History of Physics
www.aip.org/history
Page through photographs and papers from some of the world's bestknown physicists.

American Mathematical Society
www.ams.org
Get involved with the society and learn what it means to be a mathematician.

Einstein
www.amnh.org/exhibitions/einstein
Read about Einstein's life and ideas at this website from the American Museum of Natural History.

CERN: The World's Largest Particle Physics Laboratory
public.web.cern.ch/public/welcome.html
See the latest from the European physics laboratory that houses the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva.

The Particle Adventure
www.particleadventure.org
Explore the forces that hold the subatomic world together.

Einstein Light – University of New South Wales
www.phys.unsw.edu.au/einsteinlight
Find out how the theory of relativity impacts our ideas of space, time, matter, and energy.

Famous Problems in the History of Mathematics
www.mathforum.org/isaac/mathhist.html
Stretch your mind and try to puzzle out some classic mathematical problems.

American Cryptogram Association
cryptogram.org
Learn to make and break codes.

Wolfram MathWorld
mathworld.wolfram.com
Spend time with this extensive resource and refresh your knowledge of mathematics.

The Photographic Periodic Table of the Elements
periodictable.com
Find information on every element in the periodic table, generate sortable graphs by element properties, see detailed photos, and more.
Books

How the Hippies Saved Physics: Science, Counterculture, and the Quantum Revival
by David Kaiser

A Brief History of Time: The Illustrated, Updated, and Expanded Edition
by Stephen Hawking

Physics of the Impossible: A Scientific Exploration Into the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation, and Time Travel
by Michio Kaku

QED: The Strange Theory of Light and Matter
by Richard P. Feynman

Einstein: His Life and Universe
by Walter Isaacson

The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory
by Brian Greene

Isaac Newton
by James Gleick

Einstein's Miraculous Year: Five Papers that Changed the Face of Physics
by Albert Einstein and John Stachel, editor

E = mc2: A Biography of the World's Most Famous Equation
by David Bodanis and Simon Singh

The Fractal Geometry of Nature
by Benoit Mandelbrot

The First Three Minutes: A Modern View of the Origin of the Universe
by Steven Weinberg

Gí¶del, Escher, Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid
by Douglas Hofstadter