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Published in partnership with the American Institute of Physics

Oxford University Press has partnered with the American Institute of Physics to launch the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Physics, an expansive new scholarly reference resource.

Philosophy of Quantum Mechanics

"If the philosophy of physics has a central problem, it is the quantum measurement problem: the problem of how to interpret, make sense of, and perhaps even fix quantum mechanics..." – By David Wallace

Nucleon Clustering in Light Nuclei

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"The ability to model the nature of the strong interaction at the nuclear scale using ab initio approaches and the development of high-performance computing is allowing a greater understanding of the details of the structure of light nuclei..." – By Martin Freer

What's New to the OREs

In April 2024, 102 full new articles and 4 revised articles, spread across 23 subjects, have been published on the Oxford Research Encyclopedias platform.

Find out more about the newest discipline to be added: the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Food Studies.

One More Encyclopedia Available via Subscription and Perpetual Access

On January 30, after a successful free period during development, the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Physics has been made available via subscription and perpetual access to libraries and institutions worldwide.

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