Physics & Math

  • Math: Discovered or Invented? Mario Livio explores math’s uncanny ability to describe, explain, and predict phenomena in the physical world. Learn more.

  • Schrödinger's Menagerie You already know Schrodinger’s cat. Now meet the other animals of the famous physicist's thought experiments. Think outside the box.

  • DIY Subatomic Particle Detector Here's a simple way to reveal the never ending stream of subatomic particles that's passing invisibly before our eyes. Watch the video.

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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

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