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MinutePhysics Symbol.jpg
Hosted by Henry Reich
Genre Education, Science
Language English
Version also in Spanish
Length 10 seconds-7 minutes per video
Debut June 26, 2011
Provider YouTube
Website http://youtube.com/minutephysics, http://www.youtube.com/minutodefisica

MinutePhysics (styled without a space) is a series of educational videos created by Henry Reich and disseminated through YouTube. Reich's videos include time-lapsed drawing[1] to explain physics-related topics in around one minute.[2]

Videos from MinutePhysics have been featured on PBS NewsHour,[3] Huffington Post,[4][5] NBC,[6] and Gizmodo.[7]


The most popular MinutePhysics video, with more than 9.5 million views, is the one explaining the consequences when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object. Another popular MinutePhysics video features Reich explaining why pink is not actually a color.[8] Reich has also uploaded a series of three videos explaining the Higgs Boson.[6][4][5]


MinutePhysics has collaborated with Vsauce,[9] as well as the director of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Neil Turok.[10] MinutePhysics also uploaded a popular video, which was an open letter, to United States President Barack Obama, on the topic of high school Physics education.[11] Another video from the channel details how big the universe is.[12] MinutePhysics is also a channel that is able to be viewed through YouTube EDU.


MinutePhysics is also available to download as a podcast on iTunes.[13]


In March 2013, Reich started a second channel entitled MinuteEarth presenting videos in a similar style to his MinutePhysics videos regarding the physical properties and phenomena that make up and occur on Earth.[14]

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  1. ^ Liz Klimas (September 15, 2011). "MINUTEPHYSICS: STUDENT EXPLAINS TOUGH SCIENCE USING ‘TIME-LAPSED DRAWING’". The Blaze. Retrieved October 10, 2012. 
  2. ^ Tyler Dukes (September 23, 2012). "Exploring the universe in 60 seconds". News Observer. Retrieved September 24, 2012. 
  3. ^ Jenny Marder (January 28, 2013). "New Space Telescope to Map Dark Matter". PBS NewsHour. PBS. Retrieved February 3, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Higgs Boson Explained By MinutePhysics (VIDEO)". Huffington Post. July 6, 2012. Retrieved September 9, 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "Higgs Boson, MinutePhysics: Mass, Higgs Field Explained In New (VIDEO)". Huffington Post. July 15, 2012. Retrieved September 9, 2012. 
  6. ^ a b Alan Boyle (July 5, 2012). "The Higgs boson explained in (just a bit more than) a minute". Cosmic Log. NBC. Retrieved October 10, 2012. 
  7. ^ Jamie Condliffe (November 22, 2012). "When You Sit Down, Does Your Ass Actually Touch the Chair?". Gizmodo. Retrieved November 24, 2012. 
  8. ^ Robert Krulwich (March 2, 2012). "They Did It To Pluto, But Not To Pink! Please Not Pink!". NPR. Retrieved September 9, 2012. 
  9. ^ Sandrine Ceurstemont (August 31, 2012). "One-MinutePhysics: How to travel through the Earth". New Scientist. Retrieved September 24, 2012. 
  10. ^ Jason Major (October 7, 2012). "MinutePhysics: Real World Telekinesis". Universe Today. Retrieved October 10, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Open Letter To Obama: Science Lovers From 'MinutePhysics' Say Physics Education In U.S. Is Abysmal (VIDEO)". Huffington Post. November 14, 2012. Retrieved November 29, 2012. 
  12. ^ Robert Krulwich (February 28, 2013). "Go Away! I Want You As Far Away From Me As Possible (How Big Is The Universe?)". NPR. Retrieved March 10, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Podcasts – MinutePhysics by ScienceAlert". iTunes. Retrieved 18 April 2013. 
  14. ^ Henry Reich. "MinuteEarth YouTube Page". YouTube. Retrieved March 31, 2013. 

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