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November 4, 2008 1:43 PM   Subscribe

From the American Physical Society, Physics is a great free resource for those of you out there that want to keep up with current research topics in the vast world of physics.

Expert-written commentaries, called Viewpoints ,place selected PRL/PR papers in context and add explanatory detail; Trends provide a concise overview of an area of research which is of high, topical interest; Synopses summarize important papers that merit wider attention.

Have fun!
posted by ozomatli (6 comments total) 22 users marked this as a favorite
 
You can also get the Fermilab/SLAC produced Symmetry Magazine for free if you are interested in high energy particle physics. Physics is phun!
posted by tracert at 2:29 PM on November 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


Thanks for this, ozomatli.

You can also get the Fermilab/SLAC produced Symmetry Magazine for free if you are interested in high energy particle physics. Physics is phun!

I second this--very non-scientist-friendly, and good graphic design, too.
posted by Bummus at 2:47 PM on November 4, 2008


This is just wonderful. From a bio-sort-of scientist who is curious about physics, this, it seems, will be a treasured resource. Thank you ozomatli!
posted by Turtles all the way down at 5:16 PM on November 4, 2008


if only other disciplines in science were equally enlightened... I doubt the ACS (American Chemical Society) would ever post their content for free. (please let me know when/if I'm wrong about that..)
posted by mhh5 at 5:20 PM on November 4, 2008


More than what Bummus and Turtles said, this is great for physicists too. We can't really follow even a subset of a subfield of physics in full, and having an overview like this is very useful.
posted by edd at 7:39 PM on November 4, 2008


mmmmm...graphene...
posted by sexyrobot at 8:45 PM on November 4, 2008


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