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formulation of theories or “laws,” which summarize our knowledge of the natural world

Astronomy Image Explorer

The IOP and AAS have launced the Astronomy Image Explorer.  This site provides quick and easy access to hundreds of thousands of images, illustrations, graphs, charts, and videos that have been published in peer-reviewed journals.


  • Institute of Physics
    The Institute of Physics is an international learned society and professional body for the advancement and dissemination of physics, pure and applied, and promotion of physics education. Probably the best source of general information for the discipline - a very extensive site.
  • Physics 2000
    An interactive guide to physics from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
  • PhysicsWeb Resources
    The primary directory to physics resources.
  • PhysLink
    A comprehensive guide to physics resources which was started by a Canadian undergraduate physics student.
  • The Net Advance of Physics
    An interesting guide to physics from MIT. A browse index provides links to key research papers on a wide range of concepts.

Physics Department @ U of W

Physics Department
Links to Faculty and Staff, resources, Courses Online, and Math Learning Centre. 

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