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Physics: Other Resources
Departmental guide for Physics at Rollins. Includes links to guides for specific courses under the Course Guides tab.
"The American Physical Society was founded on May 20, 1899, when 36 physicists gathered at Columbia University for that purpose. They proclaimed the mission of the new Society to be 'to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics,' and in one way or another the APS has been at that task ever since."
"The object of the Society is and shall be to contribute to and promote the advancement of physics, in Europe and in neighbouring countries, by all suitable means and in particular by providing a forum for the discussion of subjects of common interest and by providing means whereby action can be taken on those matters which appear desirable to handle on the international level."
"The leading professional association in optics and photonics, home to accomplished science, engineering, and business leaders from all over the world. Through world-renowned publications, meetings, and membership programs, OSA provides quality information and inspiring interactions that power achievements in the science of light." Originally known as the Optical Society of America.
"Sigma Pi Sigma exists to honor outstanding scholarship in physics; to encourage interest in physics among students at all levels; to promote an attitude of service of its members towards their fellow students, colleagues, and the public; to provide a fellowship of persons who have excelled in physics."
This is by no means an exhaustive list of all the physics research institutions and observatories in the world, but it is meant to give you an idea of the full breadth of physics and astronomy research being done around the globe.
A research facility of the U.S. Department of Energy. Located outside Chicago. The largest national laboratory by size and scope in the Midwest. Initially formed to research nuclear reactors as part of the Manhattan Project. Today it maintains a broad portfolio in basic science research, energy storage and renewable energy, environmental sustainability, and national security.
In English, European Council for Nuclear Research, sometimes referred to as the European Laboratory for Particle Physics. Located near Geneva on the Franco-Swiss border. One of the most well-known and well-respected research laboratories in the world.
Joint facility of National Research Council of Canada, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique of France, and the University of Hawaii. Located in Waimea (Kamuela), HI, atop the summit of Mauna Kea. Hosts a world-class, 3.6 meter optical/infrared telescope.
Also known as the European Organisation for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere. Inter-governmental organization with fifteen member states. Many sites, headquarters located in Garching, Germany, near Munich. Builds and operates a suite of the world's most advanced ground-based astronomical telescopes.
Founded as the Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics (the acronym stuck). Joint institute of the University of Colorado Boulder and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Located on the University of Colorado Boulder campus. Research encompasses seven broad categories: Astrophysics, Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics, Biophysics, Chemical Physics, Nanoscience, Precision Measurement, and Quantum Information.
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