A Brief History of Physics: Aristotle to Hawking
Physics of the Greeks
A brief overview of the physical sciences as discovered and practiced by the ancient Greeks.
History of Electromagnetics
A timeline of the development of electromagnetic theory from antiquity to 1907.
History of Mathematical Physics
A history of various major discoveries in mathematical physics, including General Relativity, Quantum Mechanics, and Gravitation.
Earth: The Great Magnetic
This site provides a background of William Gilbert's discovery of the Earth's magnetic field, including historical perspectives of this discovery and subsequent geomagnetic findings. It includes a section specifically designed for teachers.
Kelvin's "Clouds" Speech
Lord Kelvin famously gave a 1900 speech in which he declared that physics was essentially finished, save for two "dark clouds." Resolving these dark clouds