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Andrew Zimmerman Jones

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By Andrew Zimmerman Jones

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Lawrence Krauss - Biographical Profile Created: Tuesday, November 01, 2011 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Cosmologist Lawrence Krauss, of Arizona State University, is well known in the physics community (and beyond!) for being an avid popularizer of physics, through his speaking and writing on the subject for non-scientist audiences.
    • Lawrence Krauss Interview - Full Text Created: Saturday, April 19, 2014 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      My April 7, 2014, discussion with theoretical physicist and cosmologist Lawrence Krauss of Arizona State University.
    • The Origins Project Created: Monday, April 21, 2014 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      The Origins Project at Arizona State University is a transdisciplinary project to unite diverse experts to tackle foundational origins questions.
    • Film Review: The Unbelievers Created: Monday, April 21, 2014 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss and evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins star in a film that is a love letter to an evidence-based worldview.
    • Potential energy Created: Sunday, April 09, 2006 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Definition of potential energy. Physics.
    • What Skills Do I Need to Study Physics? Created: Sunday, April 16, 2006 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      If someone is interested in physics and wants to pursue it in college and as a career, there are a number of fundamental concepts they must become familiar with.
    • Brian Greene - Biographical Profile Created: Saturday, October 29, 2011 Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014
      A biographical profile of theoretical physicist and bestselling author Brian Greene.
    • 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics Created: Tuesday, October 04, 2011 Updated: Saturday, April 19, 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."
    • NOVA: Einstein's Big Idea Created: Friday, October 10, 2008 Updated: Saturday, April 19, 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.
    • Richard P. Feynman - Biographical Profile Created: Saturday, September 09, 2006 Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014
      An overview of general information about physicist Richard P. Feynman.
    • Quantum Enigma: Physics Encounters Consciousness Created: Sunday, August 13, 2006 Updated: Saturday, April 19, 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...
    • Six Kinds of Simple Machines Created: Friday, June 09, 2006 Updated: Saturday, April 19, 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!
    • Thermodynamics Arrow of Time Created: Sunday, June 16, 2013 Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014
      Definition of a Thermodynamics arrow of time
    • Gedankenexperiment Created: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014
      Definition of gedankenexperiment
    • Flatness Problem Created: Saturday, March 26, 2011 Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014
      definition of flatness problem. Physics.
    • Stephen Hawking Created: Tuesday, April 21, 2009 Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014
      Physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking is one of the most popular and respected modern physicists, a bestselling author and a popular Simpsons guest.
    • Entropy Created: Tuesday, August 21, 2007 Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014
      definition of entropy. Physics.
    • The Theoretical Minimum Created: Monday, February 11, 2013 Updated: Saturday, April 19, 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...
    • What Is Olbers' Paradox? Created: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 Updated: Saturday, April 19, 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...
    • Nanolaser Created: Wednesday, September 02, 2009 Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014
      definition of a nanolaser. Physics.
    • Graphene Created: Sunday, April 20, 2008 Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014
      definition of graphene. Physics.
    • What is Hawking Radiation? Created: Wednesday, September 06, 2006 Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014
      Hawking radiation is an explanation of how radiation can be emitted from a black hole, despite its attractive power, due to quantum effects.
    • One-Dimensional Kinematics: Motion Along a Straight Line Created: Tuesday, May 02, 2006 Updated: Saturday, April 19, 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"
    • "The Re-Entry Minimization" - The Big Bang Theory - Episode 6.04 Created: Saturday, October 20, 2012 Updated: Saturday, April 19, 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: Saturday, April 19, 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: Saturday, April 19, 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: Saturday, April 19, 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: Saturday, April 19, 2014
      There are a lot of television shows beloved by physicists. Check out some of them, many of which are available on DVD.
    • 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.
    • 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.

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