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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
Original release June 20, 2011; 5 years ago (2011-06-20) – present
Provider YouTube
Website https://www.youtube.com/minutephysics, https://www.youtube.com/minutodefisica

MinutePhysics (styled without a space) is an educational YouTube channel created by Henry Reich. The channel's videos include time-lapsed drawing[1] to explain physics-related topics in approximately one minute.[2] As of May 2017, the channel has over 3.82 million subscribers.

Videos from MinutePhysics have been featured on PBS NewsHour,[3] Huffington Post,[4][5] NBC,[6] and Gizmodo.[7] MinutePhysics is also a channel that is able to be viewed through YouTube EDU.


The most popular MinutePhysics video, with over 10.5 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.[4][5][6]


MinutePhysics has collaborated with Vsauce,[9] as well as the director of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Neil Turok, Smarter Every Day [10] MinutePhysics has also made two videos which were narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson.[11][12] The channel also collaborated with physicist Sean M. Carroll in a five-part video series on time and entropy.


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


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.[14]


  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. Archived from the original on September 30, 2012. 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. ^ "A Brief History of Everything, feat. Neil deGrasse Tyson". 
  12. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pL5vzIMAhs, retrieved 2015-09-25  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  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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