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44 Topic Pages Found in Physics and starting with the letter S
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Open Sagan, Carl (1934 - 1996)
Sagan, Carl (1934 - 1996)

Place: United States of America Subject : biography, astronomy US astronomer and popularizer of astronomy whose main research was on planetary

Open sailing

as a sport, the art of navigating a sailboat for recreational or competitive purposes. There is no single "yacht type" of boat, rather many types that

Sakharov, Andrei (1921 - 1989)

Soviet physicist. He was an outspoken human-rights campaigner, who with Igor Tamm developed the hydrogen bomb. He later protested against Soviet

Salam, Abdus, 1926-1996

Pakistani physicist who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1979 for his theory linking the electromagnetic and weak nuclear forces. He was the

Open scattering

In physics, the random deviation or reflection of a stream of particles or of a beam of radiation such as light, by the particles in the matter

Open Schrödinger, Erwin, 1887-1961
Schrödinger, Erwin, 1887-1961

Place : Austria Subject : biography, physics Austrian physicist who founded wave mechanics with the formulation of the Schrödinger wave equation to

Schwarzschild, Karl (1873 - 1916)

Place : Germany Subject : biography, astronomy German astronomer and theoretician who achieved great things despite a short lifespan. In addition to


[Lat. scientia=knowledge]. For many the term science refers to the organized body of knowledge concerning the physical world, both animate and

Open Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence
Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) is a term most commonly used in connection with searches for artificial radio signals from

Seismic waves

Energy wave generated by an earthquake or an artificial explosion. There are two types of seismic waves: body waves that travel through the Earth's