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Editors' Picks

Why Physics Needs Humor
Discover the seriously silly antics of some of the greatest minds in physics.

From Discovery to Dust
Follow the decadeslong astrophysical odyssey that nearly glimpsed the beginning of time.

What's the Shape of a Proton?
A marble, a peanut, a donut—or all of the above? Go inside physicists’ quest to understand the nature of the proton.

The Secret Life of Jim Gates
Jim Gates is a theoretical physicist studying string theory. He also believes science and faith can be better friends.
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

Gödel, Escher, Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid
by Douglas Hofstadter