The Nobel Prize in Physics – Educational
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|Step through explanations of physics concepts, some with Flash activities: explore hidden worlds with microscopes (as developed by laureates Zernike, Ruska, Binnig and Rohrer), look into the interior of matter (from Chadwick to van der Meer), and take tours of semiconductor physics, the quantised world, vacuum tubes, the discovery of electrons, and the theory of special relativity. Also, play games that teach about liquid crystals (Pierre-Gilles de Gennes), lasers, integrated circuits (Kilby), and transistors (Shockley, Bardeen, and Brattain). With illustrated answers to common physics questions: How does E = mc2 give the answer? X-rays, what are they (Röntgen)? What are accelerators? How is the world of particles studied?|
|Levels:||Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)|
|Resource Types:||Games, Articles, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), Web Interactive/Java|
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