Talk:Experimental physics

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I am completely at a loss as to what we should say in this article. The subject is mind-bogglingly broad, and in some sense cuts sideways through more standard ways of organizing physics. Thast is to say, an "experimental particle physicist" is much more a type of "particle physicist" than a type of "experimental physicist." The roles, tasks, and organization of experimentalists are very different in different subfields. That being the case, what should this article say? -- SCZenz 01:02, 2 June 2006 (UTC)

One things for sure is that the article theoretical physics is well ahead of this one, and this should not be...

Gagueci 01:28, 22 August 2007 (UTC)

"LHC, or the Large Hadron Collider, which is currently under construction. The LHC will is scheduled to begin operation in 2008 and will be the world's most energetic collider upon completion, it is located at CERN, on the French-Swiss border near Geneva." <-- This is out of date (01/13/09)

A normal reader would not see any connection between the 2 experiments in the 2nd sentence ("the Cavendish experiment, to more complicated ones, such as the Large Hadron Collider") and the universe. Concerning the universe, one would think about observing stars, galaxies ets. and that is not the focus of experimental physics. --Fmrauch (talk) 22:09, 17 June 2014 (UTC)


I've added an overview of experimental physics. That ought to give a starting point for things. Headbomb (talk) 05:22, 13 April 2008 (UTC)

School Experiment for 8th grade need help[edit]

My Science topic this quarter is physics. :I was given a golf ball, cup, rubberband, candle and a match. I was told that the gofball must reach the cup after the candle has blown out. Can any one help me? I tried everything! Frustrated in MD. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:20, 20 October 2008 (UTC)