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  Theoretical physics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Theoretical physics employs mathematical models and abstractions, as opposed to experimental physics, in an attempt to understand Nature.
All of these achievements depended on the theoretical physics as a moving force both to suggest experiments and to consolidate results — often by ingenious application of existing mathematics, or, as in the case of Descartes and Newton (with Leibniz), by inventing new mathematics.
Modern theoretical physics attempts to unify theories and explain phenomena in further attempts to understand the Universe, from the cosmologic to the elementary particle scale.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Theoretical_physics   (1184 words)

 Theoretical physics Info - Encyclopedia WikiWhat.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Physical theories model reality and are a statement of what has been observed, and provide predictions of new observations.
Physical theories which are simplier tend to be accepted over theories which are complex.
The proposed theories of physics are relatively new theories which deal with the study of physics which include scientific approaches, means for determining the validity of models and new types of reasoning used to arrive at the theory.
www.wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/t/th/theoretical_physics.html   (468 words)

 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Theoretical physics
Physical theories are also more likely to be accepted if they connect a wide range of phenomena.
Theoretical physics is just one important part of physics; the other part is experimental physics.
The difference between theoretical physics and mathematical physics is that mathematical physics finds the mathematical rigor required in mathematics to be more important than the contact with experiments and observations.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Theoretical_physics   (436 words)

 Theoretical Physics
Building on a Carolina tradition in theoretical physics, the GCHEP group focuses on all aspects of gravity and cosmology including fl holes, dark matter, dark energy, cosmic background radiation, and inflation.
Of equal importance is high energy physics including the standard model of particle phenomenology and its extension to accommodate neutrino mass, CP violation and aspects of gravity and cosmology.
String theory is a dynamic new field at the forefront of research in theoretical physics and mathematics.
www.physics.unc.edu /research/theory   (337 words)

 Theoretical Physics- Department of Physics- Umeå University
The Statistical Physics group is examining phase transitions and critical phenomena in superconductors.
The Mesoscopic superconductivity group studies physics of superconductors on a mesoscopic scale, which is intermediate between macroscopic and microscopic (atomic) scales.
To achieve this it is necessary to combine several different techniques and tools: theoretical work, computer simulations and analysis of satellite data.
www.tp.umu.se   (241 words)

 Theoretical Physics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Theoretical advances frequently rely on the intimate connections between seemingly different areas of physics.
The Columbia condensed matter theory group investigates many aspects of the physics of matter, from the possibility of novel electronic states in new materials or near quantum critical points to the applied physics of spins in semiconductors and heterostructures.
He has made major theoretical contributions to the understanding of spacetime in the context of quantum gravity and most recently is focusing on theoretical and possibly observational issues at the interface of string theory and cosmology.
columbia-physics.net /research/theory.htm   (2302 words)

 Theoretical Physics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
There are two main emphases: plasma physics, including applications to astrophysics, space physics and laboratory experiments; and electromagnetic theory and photonics, including wave theory, and linear, nonlinear and guided optics.
The members of the Research Centre for Theoretical Astrophysics (RCFTA) and the Center for Wave Physics are part of the Theoretical Physics group.
The aims of the Center for Wave Physics are to integrate expertise in the various components of wave science to generate new insights into fundamental wave science across disciplines.
www.physics.usyd.edu.au /theory/theory.html   (184 words)

 Home - Institute of Theoretical Physics
Teaching theoretical physics to young colleagues is an important part of the physics curriculum at large.
Physics nowadays is a very wide field of knowledge, which progresses with ever increasing pace.
We are aware that teaching must be directed towards students specializing in experimental as well as in theoretical physics, and we are committed to Humbold’s program of teaching science through practicing science.
www.itp.tuwien.ac.at   (238 words)

 Oxford Physics - Current Research in Theoretical Physics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Prof Carole Jordan FRS, the Head of Theoretical Physics, was awarded the Royal Astronomical Society's most prestigious award, the Gold Medal for Geophysics in 2005.
Oxford Theoretical Physics houses 20 permanent members of academic staff, as well as about 30 postdoctoral researchers and visitors and some 60 research students.
As well as providing suitable facilities for these research groups, the sub-department provides a wide selection of graduate courses (see the lecture database), supports several seminars and is involved in undergraduate teaching.
www.physics.ox.ac.uk /theory   (258 words)

 Stony Brook Physics and Astronomy Department
The research activities, graduate course offerings and profiles of our faculty can be found in the brochure: Graduate Studies in Physics and Astronomy Our research activities span a broad range, and are at the forefront of their fields, giving our students great opportunities for study.
Physics considers the most fundamental forces of nature, and applies the knowledge gained to obtain detailed understanding of complex systems.
At the B.A. degree level, one learns classical and quantum physics and how to test theories against reality in the laboratory; this training in independent thinking is valuable for further studies in engineering, biology, chemistry, and (of course) physics and astronomy.
www.physics.sunysb.edu /Physics/main.html   (374 words)

 The Department of Physics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The Department of Physics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The computing horsepower of one of the world's most powerful supercomputers has been harnessed by the Theoretical and Computational Biophysics Group to visualize the behavior of a complete life form, the satellite tobacco mosaic virus.
According to the researchers, their simulation, done at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is the first to capture an entire biological organism in atom-by-atom detail.
www.physics.uiuc.edu   (251 words)

 KCL Theoretical Physics Group
Currently applications are invited for research assistantships in the Theoretical Physics group sponsored by PPARC and by the EU.
Its achievements include significant discoveries in supersymmetry and string theory, amongst which are the non-renormalisation theorems for supersymmetric theories and the construction of supergravity theories in 10 dimensions.
Recently, however, it has become apparent that the notions of particles and strings should be generalised to extended objects called branes, and that these should appear in the theory on the same footing as strings.
www.mth.kcl.ac.uk /research/thphys   (378 words)

 Department of Theoretical Physics
theoretical physics of nuclei, elementary particles and fields
Group for theoretical physics of nuclei, elementary particles and fields
Seminars of the Group for theoretical physics of nuclei, elementary particles and fields
www-f1.ijs.si   (243 words)

 ANL Physics Division Theory
The meeting, which will be held in the Physics Division at Argonne National Laboratory, is the third in a series and follows two successful workshops, the first at the INT and the second at MSU.
Theoretical research in Argonne's Physics Division addresses a broad range of problems involving the stucture and dynamics of hadrons and nuclei.
A key step along the way is the development of an understanding of the models of hadron physics and the fidelity of their predictions.
www.phy.anl.gov /theory   (1073 words)

 Theoretical Physics Group - Adelaide University   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The NITP is a more broadly based networking centre, which serves the interests of the whole of the Australian theoretical and mathematical physics communities by holding and coordinating a number of workshops and conferences in a variety of areas each year.
The CSSM is a research centre dedicated to furthering our understanding of subatomic physics with special emphasis on the theory of quantum chromodynamics and the strong interaction.
www.physics.adelaide.edu.au /theory/home.html   (131 words)

 Division of Theoretical Physics
The Division of Theoretical Physics offers coursework to students who have selected theoretical physics as either a major or minor subject, and to other interested, qualified students.
Special courses in particle physics, cosmology, general relativity, mathematical physics and solid state physics are also regularly offered.
The research fields of the Division are particle physics, cosmology and space physics.
www.physics.helsinki.fi /~tfo_www   (120 words)

   Theoretical Physics Research Group
The Theoretical Physics Research Group's research interests span a diverse spectrum of condensed matter, ultracold-atom, and nonlinear-optical systems on length scales from the microscopic through mesoscopic to the macroscopic.
From the theory of quantum critical points and the physics of nanodevices to the phase transitions of vortices in a Bose-Einstein condensate the research has common threads of correlation, disorder and topology.
This page is maintained by the Theoretical Physics Research Group.
www.th.ph.bham.ac.uk   (71 words)

 Laboratory of Theoretical Physics: Publications   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Heinonen: Optimal measurements in quantum mechanics, Physics Letters A, Toigo, T. Heinonen, C. Carmeli: On the coexistence of position and momentum observables, J. Phys.
J.-P. Pellonpää: On the structure of covariant phase observables, Journal of Mathematical Physics 43 (2002) 1299-1308.
Lahti, J.-P. Pellopää: Characterisations of the canonical phase observables, Journal of Mathematical Physics, 41 (2000) 7352-7381.
www.physics.utu.fi /theory/publications.html   (3006 words)

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Modes and wave functions of laser beams -------------------------------------------- The physical state described by a typical laser beam is a state with an indeterminate number of photons, since it is usually not an eigenstate of the photon number operator.
Now Newton's physics is just a special case of the theory of relativity in which all motions are very slow compared to the speed of light.
Classical physics is the physics of processes slowly varying in space and time; of course, elementary particles do not belong there.
www.mat.univie.ac.at /~neum/physics-faq.txt   (11910 words)

 International Press: Advances in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics
Aims and Scope: Advances in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics is a bimonthly publication of the International Press, publishing papers on all areas in which theoretical physics and mathematics interact with each other.
Advances in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics publishes papers and reviews articles which promote the understanding of theoretical physics in general.
The editorial board of ATMP consists of well-known scientists who have made fundamental contributions to theoretical physics and/or mathematics.
www.intlpress.com /ATMP   (200 words)

 Harish-Chandra Research Institute   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
David Gross, Kavli Institute of Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA, on January 31, 2006.
Harish-Chandra Research Institute (HRI) is an institution dedicated to research in mathematics, and in theoretical physics.
Physics at HRI involves research in theoretical physics, specifically, in astrophysics, condensed matter theory, particle physics, and string theory.
www.mri.ernet.in   (443 words)

 Gerard ’t Hooft, Theoretical Physics as a Challenge
In short, it is for all those who decided to study theoretical physics, in their own time.
It is presently set up only for those who wish to become theoretical physicists, not just ordinary ones, but the very best, those who are fully determined to earn their own Nobel Prize.
The archimedeans webpage: It has a lot of lecture notes in Physics and Mathematics from Part I and II from Cambridge.
www.phys.uu.nl /~thooft/theorist.html   (2140 words)

 Objective World of Physics
On this site are found a prologue and six articles that deal with physics review and the development of a new energy concept.
's works, Maxwell's works, Gravitational Force Field (GFF), Electromagnetic radiation, Cosmology, Quantum Physics, and the Speed of Light and developed are: a new energy concept, Frequency shifts and the Speed of light as a function of wavelength and media (GFF).
Attached is an email address for any correspondence or comments that you might have concerning the material presented.
home.comcast.net /~tjbesmer   (339 words)

 Progress of Theoretical Physics Homepage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
PROGRESS OF THEORETICAL PHYSICS is a monthly journal which contains academic research papers on theoretical physics.
Now it is published for the Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics and the Physical Society of Japan.
This journal publishes mainly the submitted and refereed original papers in all fields of theoretical physics such as particle physics, field theory,nuclear physics, condensed matter physics, statistical physics, astrophysics and cosmology.
www2.yukawa.kyoto-u.ac.jp /~ptpwww   (415 words)

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