A Concise History of Thermodynamics
Excerpt from a biography of Gibbs, and a translation of Carnot's 1824 paper.
American Physical Society Forum on the History of Physics
A member unit of the American Physical Society. It was founded as a venue for physicists, historians, and other members of the APS with an interest in discussing and exploring the historical dimensions of physics research. Forum benefits and activities include the Forum's widely read semiannual Newsletter and sponsored sessions at the March and April meetings of the APS.
This site explores the complex history surrounding the invention of the atomic bomb
Century of Physics Time Line
A hundred years timeline of Physics presented by the American Physical Society.
Contributions of 20th Century Women to Physics (CWP)
Descriptions of important contributions to science made by 83 women in the 20th century.
Emilio Segre Visual Archives Picture Finder
Makes it easy for people to find pictures of physicists. These pictures are in the vein of "The History of Physics" and are images of notable physicists.
Historical timelines in mathematics, physics, and politics
History of Physics and Astronomy
Collection of links to articles on the history of Physics and Astronomy.
Important 20th Century Discoveries in Physics
Eight major discoveries made in physics plus a summary of the centennial celebration of the American Physical Society.
In Our Time: James Clerk Maxwell
BBC Radio 4 discussion on the life and work of this 19th century physicist.
Infography about History of Physics
Sources recommended by a professor who specializes in the study of the history of physics.
International Catalog of Sources for History of Physics and Allied Sciences
Search records for unpublished source materials in the Niels Bohr Library archives and over 500 other repositories worldwide.
Excerpts from a booklet on a physics theme by V. Alexander Stefan.
National Radiation Instrument Catalog
Project to document every portable nuclear radiation instrument developed between 1920 and 1960.
A virtual museum of physics apparatus and instruments of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Physics in Australia to 1945
The listing is intended to be a complete register of all Australian publications in physics up to the end of 1945
Physics.org - Physics Evolution
Interactive exhibit introducing physics characters, their stories and how they influenced each other. Text-only version also available.
Selected Papers of Great American Physicists on the web.
Sketches of a History of Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics
Timeline of the major events of statistical mechanics and thermodynamics. Includes links to biographies and a complete bibliography. Part of the HyperJeff Network.
The Fall of Parity
Experiments in 1956 demonstrate that our world is distinguishable from its mirror image.
The History of Neon Signs
How the neon sign was conceived of and created.
The Invention of Knowledge
The connections between the sciences and the arts with emphasis on physics. A prediction on where to look for the next great theories in physics.
The Net Advance of Physics: History
Review Articles and Tutorials in an Encyclopaedic Format at The Net Advance of Physics, MIT
The Quantum Age Begins
An overview of the development of quantum mechanics.
Theater of Electricity
Explore the history of static electricity and the machines which have used it to make big sparks and create strong electric fields. Van de Graaff generators and Tesla coils are two examples of what is discussed. Many pictures and teaching materials are available.
Timeline of Physics (1896 to present)
American Physical Society site explores developments in physics in the 20th century, along with their historical context.
Describes the history of most important invention of the 20th century: the transistor.