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Andrew Zimmerman Jones

Updated Articles and Resources

By Andrew Zimmerman Jones

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • The Photoelectric Effect Created: Wednesday, May 10, 2006 Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014
      A description of the photoelectric effect and its significance, which includes crushing the classical wave theory of light, Einstein's first publication, Einstein's only Nobel Prize, and one of the major steps in developing quantum mechanics.
    • Lawrence Krauss Interview - Full Text Created: Saturday, April 19, 2014 Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014
      My April 7, 2014, discussion with theoretical physicist and cosmologist Lawrence Krauss of Arizona State University.
    • Nuclear Fission Created: Tuesday, May 23, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Definition of nuclear fission. Physics.
    • Nuclear Fusion Created: Tuesday, May 23, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Definition of nuclear fusion. Physics.
    • What is the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle? Created: Friday, November 30, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Heisenberg's uncertainty principle is one of the cornerstones of quantum physics, but it is often not deeply understood by those who have not carefully studied it.
    • What Is Physics? Created: Monday, April 03, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      A brief description of the science of physics.
    • Quark Created: Friday, June 09, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Read about the definition of quark as well as the meaning of an antiquark and their importance in the world of physics.
    • What is a Black Hole? Created: Friday, July 28, 2006 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      A black hole is a curvature of spacetime geometry due to an intense gravitational field. The effects of a black hole are so extreme that even light cannot escape it, thus the name.
    • Cathode Ray Created: Tuesday, May 15, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      A cathode ray is a beam of electrons that travel from the negatively charged to positively charged end of a vacuum tube, across a voltage difference.
    • Stephen Hawking Created: Tuesday, April 21, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking is one of the most popular and respected modern physicists, a bestselling author and a popular Simpsons guest.
    • What is Quantum Gravity? Created: Saturday, June 10, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Quantum gravity, or unified field theory, is an attempt to unify Einstein's theory of general relativity with quantum physics.
    • NOVA: Einstein's Big Idea Created: Friday, October 10, 2008 Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014
      This PBS Nova 2-hour special episode provides a narrative of how Albert Einstein developed his famous equation, E=mc2, from the origins of energy to Einstein's brilliant insight.
    • Quantum Enigma: Physics Encounters Consciousness Created: Sunday, August 13, 2006 Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014
      In Quantum Enigma: Physics Encounters Consciousness, two physics professors explore the "skeleton in the closet" of quantum physics. What is the role of the observer, a conscious observer, in quan...
    • Thermodynamics Arrow of Time Created: Sunday, June 16, 2013 Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014
      Definition of a Thermodynamics arrow of time
    • Gedankenexperiment Created: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014
      Definition of gedankenexperiment
    • Flatness Problem Created: Saturday, March 26, 2011 Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014
      definition of flatness problem. Physics.
    • Entropy Created: Tuesday, August 21, 2007 Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014
      definition of entropy. Physics.
    • Graphene Created: Sunday, April 20, 2008 Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014
      definition of graphene. Physics.
    • Nanolaser Created: Wednesday, September 02, 2009 Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014
      definition of a nanolaser. Physics.
    • One-Dimensional Kinematics: Motion Along a Straight Line Created: Tuesday, May 02, 2006 Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014
      Learn the necessary equations and relationship to analyze one-dimensional motion, such as a car driving on a flat road or a free-falling body, especially in the case of a constant acceleration"
    • What Is Olbers' Paradox? Created: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014
      Olbers' paradox is an ancient question: Why is the night sky dark? If space goes on infinitely far in all directions, then light from all of those stars should be making their way to us, turning th...
    • What is Hawking Radiation? Created: Wednesday, September 06, 2006 Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014
      Hawking radiation is an explanation of how radiation can be emitted from a black hole, despite its attractive power, due to quantum effects.
    • The Theoretical Minimum Created: Monday, February 11, 2013 Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014
      In THE THEORETICAL MINIMUM, physicist Leonard Susskind's popular internet lectures on what you need to know to move to the next level in physics are collected together for the reader. This math-fil...
    • "The Re-Entry Minimization" - The Big Bang Theory - Episode 6.04 Created: Saturday, October 20, 2012 Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014
      In episode 6.04, Howard's homecoming from space is not all that he expected.
    • The Big Bang Theory - Episode 1.13 -"The Bat Jar Conjecture" Created: Friday, August 31, 2012 Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014
      Sheldon finds himself ostracized from the rest of his Physics Bowl team
    • "The Rhinitis Revelation" - Episode 5.06 Created: Saturday, October 22, 2011 Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014
      Sheldon's mother comes into town for a visit and seems more interested in spending time with his friends than with him.
    • Physics Podcasts Created: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014
      There are a lot of people out there talking physics and some of them are doing it on podcasts, which allow you to download them for listening at your convenience. We maintain a list of some of the ...
    • Television Shows for Physicists Created: Saturday, December 18, 2010 Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014
      There are a lot of television shows beloved by physicists. Check out some of them, many of which are available on DVD.
    • Brian Greene - Biographical Profile Created: Saturday, October 29, 2011 Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014
      A biographical profile of theoretical physicist and bestselling author Brian Greene.
    • 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics Created: Tuesday, October 04, 2011 Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014
      The 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics went to the 3 physicists credited with discovering the accelerating expansion of the universe, often referred to as "dark energy."
    • Six Kinds of Simple Machines Created: Friday, June 09, 2006 Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014
      There are six kinds of simple machines, with few or none moving parts. Learn about how these 6 machines are used in your daily lives!
    • Richard P. Feynman - Biographical Profile Created: Saturday, September 09, 2006 Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014
      An overview of general information about physicist Richard P. Feynman.

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