Into the World of Physics

By: Kitty Capelle
By: Kitty Capelle

A list of websites and Twitter feeds that bring you into the complexities of physics concepts.

What If? 

This blog is dedicated to answering hypothetical questions using physics, such as “What would happen if you tried to hit a baseball pitched at 90% the speed of light?"

Starts with a Bang 

Do explanations of the Higgs particle usually come off as complicated and confusing? Well, this blogger does a really good job of making complex ideas, such as the Higgs, come across as simple. That is all thanks to graphics and easy to understand wording.

Physics.org 

The writers for this website explain a wide variety of topics, from GPS units to 3-D film making techniques, but the authors tie everything back to physics, of course.

Einstein Archives 

Visit this website for access to digitized versions of Albert Einstein's manuscripts.

Physics Games 

This is the place to go if you would rather play a game than read an article to learn about physics.

Physics Twitter Feeds

@StartsWithABang 

Tweets: 617
Followers: 593
Sample Tweet: “Okay, tweeps, want to see the next ‪#StartsWithABang‬ post on‪#biophysics‬, something in the ‪#SolarSystem‬, or ‪#exoplanets‬? Voting begins...now!”

 

@astroparticle 

Tweets: 1,877
Followers: 13,179
Sample Tweet: “Mysterious extraterrestrial visitors - Nice poster from our colleagues in the UK to celebrate 100 years of cosmic rays! http://s.aspera-eu.org/MjAVuT

 

@TheScienceGuy 

Tweets: 313
Followers: 323,945
Sample Tweet: “The Higgs is real !?! The results are good to 5 standard deviations. Yikes. Whoa. Wow. This could change the world...”

 

@PhysicsNews 

Tweets: 4,211
Followers: 31,005
Sample Tweet: “Today’s physics news: Nasa releases 360 degree image of Mars http://goo.gl/fb/nuqxP  ‪#physics‬ ‪#sci‬

 

@AstroKatie 

Tweets: 797
Followers: 400
Sample Tweet: “Funding cut for only astronomer in Southern Hemisphere looking for Earth-killing asteroids. This might not end well. http://www.smh.com.au/national/fears …

 

@physorg_com 

Tweets: 27,488
Followers: 142,471
Sample Tweet: “Researchers develop technique to help pollution forecasters see past clouds http://tw.phys.org/261161296

 

@CNNLightYears 

Tweets: 655|
Followers: 7,783
Sample Tweet: “We’re a year old today! Also, today is the anniversary of the final space shuttle launch — sts-135 Atlantis.

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