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Welcome to the Physics and Astronomy Research Guide

Welcome to the Physics and Astronomy Research Guide.

Print physics and astronomy materials are mainly located in the new Mathematical Sciences and Physics Library, the Libraries Annex, and the Library of Science and Medicine on the Busch campus. However, various materials may be found in other locations, too. Major databases and most journals are available online, with access possible on-campus and off-campus (via NetID and password login) 24/7.

The Physics Library

The Physics Library in the Serin Physics building was closed as of June 30, 2015, due to ongoing moldy conditions. The Physics and Astronomy collection is being treated for mold, and will be returned to the new Mathematical Sciences and Physics Library in Hill Center, and the Libraries Annex, on Busch campus. If you need a book which is not currently available, please use EZBorrow or Interlibrary Loan. We will find a copy for you at another library.

If you have any questions about the physics books, please contact Laura Palumbo, at

NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day

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Gravitational Waves Detected

The detection of gravitational waves produced by two black holes colliding has confirmed Einstein's prediction. For more information, see For educational resources about gravitational waves, see

Relativity's Influence Is Still Going Strong on Its 100th Birthday

A visualization of recent physics terms affirms the enduring influence of Einstein's 100-year-old masterpiece. For more information see the article in Scientific American.

Each incandescent colored dot stands for a paper that touches on at least one element of general relativity or its spin-offs (interactive version).  

Graphics by the Office of Creative Research

Chemistry & Physics Librarian

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Laura Palumbo
Library of Science and Medicine
Piscataway, NJ 08854

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