hphysics.org is a compendium of the research of the Harvard Physics department. The site is built for undergraduates who are interested in physics and want to explore current research in the field. The heart of the site is a comprehensive collection of the published research of current Harvard faculty members. This research is fully-searchable and can be browsed using several different categorisation systems. If you are interested in conducting physics research at Harvard or if you want to find a cool professor to visit during office hours, this site will help you connect your interests to a professor's interests.
Browse the site
There are currently two mechanisms for browsing the site. The first is a full-text search of the database. This searches titles, abstracts, etc. You can access the feature here (or from the search box at the top of every page):
The second feature is currently the more interesting and more powerful feature: it is a browsing interface for our categorisation systems. Articles are categorised using several sets of data:
- Innate meta-data such as journal of publication, date of publication, author names, etc.
- The ArXiv categorisation system.
- The Physics and Astronomy Classification Scheme (PACS).
You can combine these categorisation systems to find exactly the articles that interest you: for instance, you could find the 5 most recent articles to be put on the ArXiv that have the PACS code for "Quantum gravity". The easiest interface for using this categorisation system is the following:
This site is a Semantic wiki, i.e. it is an editable database. I (Christian Anderson) would love your help in expanding this site and making it a better resource. If you think that this site is cool and want to get involved behind the scenes, just shoot me an email.