Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Physics 2010: An Assessment of and Outlook for Physics
The Board on Physics and Astronomy periodically surveys all the branches of physics and the process occurs every 10 years or so. The survey process, which takes several years, encompasses atomic, molecular, and optical science, plasma physics, condensed matter and materials physics, elementary particle physics, nuclear physics, and gravitational physics. The most recently completed decadal survey, Physics in a New Era, was capped off with the release of its overview volume in 2001. A new survey called Physics 2010 currently in progress. By clicking on the icon above, you can read the entire survey book online free of charge.