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The Concepts of PhysNet
The restriction to those professional institutions which are accepted by the learned societies ensure the quality and relevance of the offered information. PhysNet serves only professional specific information posted by the scientists themselves. Therefore PhysNet complements the services of commercial providers.
All information of PhysNet is kept, stored and maintained by its creators at their local institution's server or individual homepage. The creators retain all rights of their data. PhysNet only gathers and processes these local available information of physics institutions to make them globally accessible.
PhysNet is a noncommercial service. The access to information offerd by PhysNet is free for anyone.
The aim of PhysNet is to provide a longtime stable and distributed information service for physics with the collaboration of many national and international societies and physics organisations.
More detailed information about PhysNet, its principles, its organization and its structure can be found in the PhysNet-Charter.
Please read the Infofile for more detailed information.
provides lists of links to document sources of the distributed Physics
Institutions.Such document sources are for example preprints, research
reports, annual reports, and list of publications of local research groups and
individual scientists. The service is also completed with a HARVEST-based
Conferences, Workshops and Summer Schools offers a list of servers with Conference Lists in different fields of Physics.
PhysJobs offers a list of links to various physics-related job sites on the web. A search facility to search for information on these sites is implemented, too.
Education provides online educational resources for physics (e.g. Lecture Notes, Seminar Talks, Visualization and Demonstration Applets), listed by subject areas.
Links lists futher sources of physics information on the web and information services of other fields and disciplines.
Services provides various related tools e.g. to enrich and improve homepages and documentsources by adding correct MetaData according the international Dublin-Core standard.
An Upload Interface is offered to allow the local institutions or authors to register their institution's and documents homepages, and send us additional URLs or update the entries.
How to use PhysNet?
You can either SURF by 'mouse-and-click' through the lists of links, e.g. in case of PhysDep to the continent in mind and its countries and their Physics Institutions and then in their WWW-Server until you find the information you are looking for.
Or you can SEARCH by typing your query into the relevant field of the offered search engines. This can be done either by 'simple search' just by giving some keywords or combined with boolean operators. In case of PhysDoc the query can be specified by author, title, keywords and 'fulltext' which is useful in case the documents come with the respective metadata.
The system returns a list of 'hits' to your screen and give a link to a page on the servers which seems to contain the words of your query.
Some Technical Specifications
The service was also tested with other usal browsers on different operating systems.
Copyright Declaration and Disclaimer
We are not liable for the content of any of the linked servers, though we check the links frequently to ensure they are obviously physics related.
Last update on PhysNet: 31. May. 2020
The Service is controlled by the EPS Action Committee on Publications and Scientific Communication (ACPuC).
The technical development and standards are coordinated by the Institute for Science Networking at the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg.
About 30 Institutions joined with installing their own gatherer by now.
In charge for the EPS: Prof. Dr. Dr. Eberhard R. Hilf
Responsible for the service and search-engines: Dipl.-Phys. Thomas Severiens
Regional Subsystems are integrated, maintained under their own responsibility:
Independent Add-on Services:
Official Mirrors of the PhysNet-sites:
Layout and Programming:
Graphics by Andreas Piehl
HTML and CGI-Programming by Thomas Severiens
RDF-Editor and Database Layout by Christian Thiemann
Parts of the earlier work by Svend-Age Biehs, Heinrich Stamerjohanns, Ilona Rujan, Olaf Bieker, Stefan Migowsky, Cord Walter, and Christian Thiemann.
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Last Update: Dec 09. 2011
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