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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.

The Economics of Physics: The Social Cost-Benefit Analysis of Large Research Infrastructures

Quantum Quench and Universal Scaling

"In economics, infrastructure is a long-term investment aimed at the delivery of essential services to a large number of users, such as those in the field of transport, energy, or telecommunications. A research infrastructure (RI) is a single-sited, distributed, virtual, or mobile facility, designed to deliver scientific services to communities of scientists..." – By Massimo Florio and Chiara Pancotti

Nucleon Clustering in Light Nuclei

water drop

"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

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In January 2024, 88 full new articles, 7 revised articles, and 12 summary articles, spread across 21 subjects, were published on the Oxford Research Encylopedias platform.

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

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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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