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Helpful Physics Resources

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Web Resources

These are some favorite physics-related sites. They are listed in no particular order.

  • American Institute of Physics (AIP): a great site for physics students and teachers.
    • Check out the Career Services for employment information.
    • The Physics Success Stories are very interesting and describe how physics is being used to improve our world.
    • View the findings of the Statistical Research Center (SRC) of the AIP. The SRC conducts extensive research on undergraduate and graduate physics/astronomy programs in the US and publishes reliable information on the characteristics and evolving trends of both the academic and industrial physics/astronomy communities.
    • Use the Grad School Shopper to examine graduate programs. The Shopper is a searchable online directory of graduate programs in physics and related fields, plus it offers other useful resources for students and academics.
  • The Nucleus: an informational touchpoint and online community for undergraduate physics and astronomy students. The site is a collaboration between AAPT and the SPS, funded in part by the NSF/NSDL as part of the ComPADRE Digital Library.
  • Physics Central: a site from the American Physical Society geared to the general public with lots of physics-related information. Learn how things work and read about current results and applications from physics research.
  • The Indusrtial Physicist Magazine: 
Sponsored by the American Institute of Physics, this web magazine focuses on applied research and product development.
  • news, views and information for the global physics community from IOP Publishing.
Physics and astronomy online education and reference site. Nice collection of reference data. Check out the fun page for physics jokes!
  • Society of Physics Students: 
The site of the national SPS office.
  • Memphis Astronomical Society 
Read all about the latest astronomical news in Memphis. If you are interested in astronomy and live near Memphis, you must bookmark this site!

Library Resources

Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunities

You can search the database of The Nucleus, the comPADRE site for undergraduate physics and astronomy students, for summer research opportunities. Click on the Summer Research link on the main page.

You could be accepted into the Pediatric Oncology Education Program at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital right here in Memphis. Physics majors take part in research in diagnostic imaging. The research typically runs during the summer months. You must have completed your sophomore year to apply. Read more about the program at the link above.

In addition, the Physics Department receives mailings advertising summer research positions. These announcements are posted on the Research Opportunities page as they are received. Check the web sites listed on that page for more information. The paper advertisements can be found in the STUDENTS' CABINET in AH 004.

Graduate School Flyers

Graduate school flyers are dated and stored in the STUDENTS' CABINET in AH 004. The flyers describe various aspects of the graduate programs in physics and related fields at the different institutions. Feel free to stop by and browse through the cabinet. Also remember that most institutions have Web pages describing their graduate programs.

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