Columbia University Nevis Labs

Physics For You

In 1997, Nevis Laboratories published two PDF pamphlets intended for both high-school teachers and students. Although their information is a bit dated (for example, there's no mention of the discovery of the Higgs Boson), their description of physics is still accurate.

What is Physics? is a basic introduction to physics in general, with some emphasis on particle physics. If you'd prefer not to download a PDF file, the same information is available on a web page.

On Particle Physics focuses on particle physics, with emphasis on the kinds of high-energy physics research done at Nevis.