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Created byHenry Reich
Years activeJune 20, 2011; 8 years ago (2011-06-20)
GenreEducation, Science, Philosophy
Subscribers4.7 million
Total views413.9 million
YouTube Silver Play Button 2.svg 100,000 subscribers
YouTube Gold Play Button 2.svg 1,000,000 subscribers 2013[1]
Updated February 23, 2019

MinutePhysics (styled without a space) is an educational YouTube channel created by Henry Reich. The channel's videos use whiteboard animation[2] to explain physics-related topics in approximately one minute.[3] As of November 2017, the channel has over 4 million subscribers.

Videos from MinutePhysics have been featured on PBS NewsHour,[4] Huffington Post,[5][6] NBC,[7] and Gizmodo.[8] MinutePhysics is also a channel that is able to be viewed through YouTube EDU.


The most popular MinutePhysics video, with over 11 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.[9] Reich has also uploaded a series of three videos explaining the Higgs Boson.[5][6][7]


MinutePhysics has collaborated with Vsauce,[10] as well as the director of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Neil Turok, Smarter Every Day.[11] MinutePhysics has also made two videos which were narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson [12][13] and one video narrated by Tom Scott.[14] The channel also collaborated with physicist Sean M. Carroll in a five-part video series on time and entropy and Grant Sanderson on a video about lost lecture of physicist Richard Feynman.[15]


MinutePhysics is also available to download as a podcast on iTunes.[16]

Other channels[edit]

In October 2011, 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.[17]


  1. ^ @minutephysics (28 Jan 2013). "Who knew a youtube channel about fundamental physics could get a million subscribers? Not me..." (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  2. ^ Liz Klimas (September 15, 2011). "MINUTEPHYSICS: STUDENT EXPLAINS TOUGH SCIENCE USING 'TIME-LAPSED DRAWING'". The Blaze. Archived from the original on September 3, 2012. Retrieved October 10, 2012. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. ^ Tyler Dukes (September 23, 2012). "Exploring the universe in 60 seconds". News Observer. Archived from the original on September 30, 2012. Retrieved September 24, 2012. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. ^ Jenny Marder (January 28, 2013). "New Space Telescope to Map Dark Matter". PBS NewsHour. PBS. Retrieved February 3, 2013. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  5. ^ a b "Higgs Boson Explained By MinutePhysics (VIDEO)". Huffington Post. July 6, 2012. Retrieved September 9, 2012. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  6. ^ a b "Higgs Boson, MinutePhysics: Mass, Higgs Field Explained In New (VIDEO)". Huffington Post. July 15, 2012. Retrieved September 9, 2012. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  7. ^ 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. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  8. ^ Jamie Condliffe (November 22, 2012). "When You Sit Down, Does Your Ass Actually Touch the Chair?". Gizmodo. Retrieved November 24, 2012. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  9. ^ Robert Krulwich (March 2, 2012). "They Did It To Pluto, But Not To Pink! Please Not Pink!". NPR. Retrieved September 9, 2012. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  10. ^ Sandrine Ceurstemont (August 31, 2012). "One-MinutePhysics: How to travel through the Earth". New Scientist. Retrieved September 24, 2012. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  11. ^ Jason Major (October 7, 2012). "MinutePhysics: Real World Telekinesis". Universe Today. Retrieved October 10, 2012. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  12. ^ "A Brief History of Everything, feat. Neil deGrasse Tyson".
  13. ^ "Does the Universe Have a Purpose? feat. Neil deGrasse Tyson". YouTube. 27 November 2012. Retrieved 19 October 2017.
  14. ^ "Null Island: The Busiest Place That Doesn't Exist".
  15. ^ "Feynman's Lost Lecture (ft. 3Blue1Brown)".
  16. ^ "Podcasts – MinutePhysics by ScienceAlert". iTunes. Retrieved 18 April 2013.
  17. ^ Henry Reich. "MinuteEarth YouTube Page". YouTube. Retrieved March 31, 2013.

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