One of the oldest scientific disciplines, the study of physics continues to expand the scope of human understanding, from the nano-scale to the dimensions of our universe. Elsevier’s extensive collection of physics books, journals and resources represents the expanding nature of this deep, wide, and interdisciplinary field. We offer major reference works, textbooks, monographs, series, and handbooks covering areas such as optics; atomic, molecular and plasma physics; condensed-matter physics; non-linear, statistical and applied physics; and surfaces and interfaces.

Earth & Environmental Science; Food Science & Nutrition; Physics

Mars explorers, take your vitamins!

Many vitamins will degrade over the duration of, for example, a mission to Mars, but polymer microgels could... Read more

Computer Science; Physics

How Quantum Mechanics Can Change Computing

In early July, Google announced that it will expand its commercially available cloud computing services to include quantum computing.... Read more


Advances in Imaging and Electron Physics Celebrates Its 200th Volume!

We are delighted to announce that our long running physics book serial Advances in Imaging and Electron Physics... Read more

Biomedicine & Biochemistry; Physics

Two Views on the Protein Folding Puzzle

Protein chain folding is a miracle. As seen in the figure below, the protein chain is gene-encoded and... Read more


The Life-Changing Love of One of the 20th Century’s Greatest Physicists

One of the great short stories of the 20th century is Nobel Laureate Isaac Bashevis Singer’s The Spinoza... Read more


In Conversation with Hiroshi Amano

On 7 October 2014, Hiroshi Amano had one of the surreal experiences of his life. He arrived in... Read more


American Physical Society Annual Meeting: Note from Our Editor

The American Physical Society’s annual March Meeting is one of the largest physics meetings in the world. This... Read more

Chemistry; Materials Science; Physics

Ice Crystals Give Up Their Secrets in Microgravity

This article originally appeared on Materials Today. Click here for the original article. Although ice crystals are all... Read more

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