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Interesting Links

On this page you will find some links to my friends, collegues and other great sites that are useful, funny or have good physics content. They are in no particular order so just click away.

Bad ads - a funny blog about advertising in the UK.

Splung.com - A strange name, but a good site for general physics if you are taking high school physics or even an undergraduate in physics then this is a good site for help with physics

Science Made Stupid This is a really funny site with excellent diagrams. If you liked the Framley Examiner, then you will love this.

Richard Feynman (pronounced Fineman), was one of the great physicists of the 20th century. Nobel physicist, charismatic lecturer and bongo drum player are just a few of the things he is remembered for. Find out more at, Feynmanonline.com. View the Douglas Robb Memorial Lectures in streaming video, in which Feynman describes the theory of Quantum Electrodynamics (QED) which he developed jointly with Sin-Itiro Tomonaga and Julian Schwinger.

The SETI Institute

Participate in the search for little green men, via a screensaver that analyses data from the Arecibo radio telescope while you are not working.

The Annals of Improbable Research (AIR) . Harvard University's amusing journal of science

HyperPhysics I stumbled upon this site while looking for information on the Afromowitz model of refractive index. It wasn't what I was looking for but this site is very comprehensive in its coverage of physics with a very clear, no-nonsense style. All the terms are hyper-linked with explanations hence the name. It is obvious that a lot of work has gone into this site and the results are very good. Also HyperMath with details on basic mathematics.


Funny pictures of Dean or Nigel blending in with odd looking members of the public. Funny.

Molecules with Silly or Unusual Names

Chemists do have a sense of humour, and this page is a testament to that. Here we'll show you some real molecules that have unusual, ridiculous or downright silly names.

Frink Rules

Professor John Frink is perhaps one of the best peripheral characters in the Simpsons. This website details most of his appearances and has many quotes in .wav format, such as his prediction on the future of computers. "Sure, the Frinkiac-7 looks impressive. Don't touch it! But I predict that within one-hundred years, computers will be twice as powerful, 10,000 times larger and so expensive that only the five richest kings of Europe will be able to afford one...." Check it out here

Also the Definitive Frink

The technology we use today is taken for granted. We live in the 21st century, but many people's knowledge of the workings of machines is back in 19th century. This site has the answers to questions such as how a television or microwave oven works to explanations of Bose-Einstein condensates and qunatum theory in an interactive and friendly way, through the use of Java programs.

The Integrator

Need to know, desperately, the answer to that oh so tricky integral? If it is possible, Mathematica can probably do it.


If your a slacker with time on your hands, visit Dilbert and waste some company time.

Keep up to date with the markets with the online version of the Financial Times newspaper.

FT.com . International news, politics and finance with the online version of the Financial Times."

Guardian Unlimited Another excellent news site.

The Hunger Site I have linked to this site on the semiconductor physics page. At a special request, I have included it here also. Simply clicking a button can donate a cupful of food to someone less fortunate than you. Also at the site: click to save the rain forest; help landmine victims and numerous other good causes. If you have a website, then I urge you to add it to your site also.

Halfbakery.com This is a discussion forum, where people can discuss their half baked ideas which can sometimes be quite funny. Especially this idea for a site devoted to physicist Richard Feynman in the style of a fan page not unlike BritneySpears.ac:

"Oh my god, isn't Richard Feynman the best!? He is like so hot! He so deserved that Nobel Prize. And to think he almost didn't get it. What a gyp! He's so much cuter than those other scienticians. My favorite issue of Tiger Beat is the one with him and Murray Gell-Mann on the cover. Oh my god! Could they be hunkier?! I can't wait til they reissue the Feynman Lectures on Physics on CD. I bet they'll be number one with a bullet. Oh, yeah! Although he lost his true love Arlene when he was oh so young he never let that get him down too much and he did such a terriific job on the Manhattan Project. Don't even get me started on the Challenger Disaster! Stop It, now! You're making me blush. Richard we love you, wherever you are! Tuva or Bust!"

TheRegister.com Information technology news. Bitting the hand that feeds IT


On Physics Simulation

If you find Britney distracts from the fundamental concepts of semiconductor physics and devices, then Flash Animations for Physics will help.

Semiconductor Links

My old research group at the university of Essex. Optoelectronics Material and Devices Research Group at Essex University.

LightEmittingDiodes-dot-org Useful information about LEDs and how they operate.

The LED museum. Everything that you wanted to know about light emiting diodes.

 We might find that electronics embeded in our clothing becomes a normal thing in the future but will we see the like of this suit of LEDs in everyday use. Maybe not, but check out this Suit of lights

Learn about fabrication techniques and equipment in our Nanofabrication Lab at the University of Essex under the direction of my friend Adrian Boland-Thoms.

Another one of my friends, David Blyth , has his own page outlining his research into the physics of Gallium Nitride.

Dr Richard Potter, Liverpool university. Richard's homepage

The Physics Outreach Program an exciting physics presentation, designed to spark an interest in science, run by the University of Wisconsin.

If you have an interesting science link that you would like to add to the list, please email me and I will consider it.

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