Worldviews of Modern Science

Physics has made enormous progress since Einstein. He never dreamed of such progress in basic research, and certainly could not imagine that his work would lead to practical uses. Much new knowledge in both the fields of macrophysics and microphysics can be attributed to Einstein. In cosmology, the Big Bang Theory and the expansion of the Universe is continually confirmed by new evidence. Today astrophysics investigates phenomena such as gravitational waves, black holes and gravitational lenses whose verifiability Einstein questioned. In microphysics, a standard model is established that approaches Einstein's idea of a unification of fundamental forces. Einstein's thoughts on light lead to unimagined possibilities for investigation. Physics was enriched with phenomena that can not be clearly assigned to the micro- or macro-world. For example, Boss-Einstein condensation was only proven ten year ago. Furthermore, microphysics and macrophysics are no loger distinct worlds - for example, when dealing with the birth of a new Universe.

Welt der Physik, Annalen

Welt der Physik-Media Archive
Originalartikel aus Annalen der Physik (pdf-files available)

DESYs Thementour Quanten

Teilchenphysik für alle! - Thementour Quantentheorie bei DESYs KworkQuark

Welt der Physik, Quantum Photo Gallery

Welt der Physik-Photos
Fotoalbum: Die Welt der Quanten

American Institute of Physics

The American Institute of Physics (AIP), founded in 1931, acts as an umbrella body representing American physicists. The purposes of the organization are promoting the advancement and diffusion of the knowledge of physics and its application to human welfare.