History of Scientists: Physicists

Interested in finding out more about the life of your favorite physicists? Here is a short list: 

  • Eric Weisstein's World of Science Includes extensive encyclopedias of astronomy, chemistry, mathematics, physics, and scientific biography. Entries include definitions, diagrams, formulas, cross-references, and related resources. Searchable, and browsable alphabetically or by topic. Also has a "random entry" feature. The author is a scientist with advanced degrees in physics and planetary science. http://scienceworld.wolfram.com/

  • The Galileo Project  This site looks at the life and works of Galileo Galilei, mathematician, astronomer, and physicist. Features a biography, including patrons, theories, and inventions; timelines; portraits of Galileo and other scientists; brief biographies of his contemporaries; figures in the Catholic Church that played a role in the Inquisition; a glossary, bibliography, maps, lesson plans, and related links. Searchable. From Rice University, Houston, Texas. http://galileo.rice.edu/

  • Contributions of 20th Century Women to Physics  Profiles of nearly 90 20th-century women "who have made original and important contributions to physics" before 1976. Includes "descriptions of some important work they have done and also biographical information regarding their lives, work, [and] achievements." Searchable, and browsable by field of study. Includes writings, an annotated gallery of photographs, and a collection of quotes. From the University of California, Los Angeles. http://cwp.library.ucla.edu/

  • ECHO Exploring and Collecting History Online) is a directory to 5,000+ websites concerning the history of science, technology, and industry. You can search it, browse it according to category, or even look at the tag cloud they have generated. Has some primary source resources. http://echo.gmu.edu/

Reviews by Librarian's Index to the Internet http://www.lii.org

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