Physics Physique Физика

Physics Physique Физика, also known as various punctuations of Physics, Physique, Fizika, and as Physics for short, was a scientific journal published from 1964 through 1968.[1][2] Founded by Philip Warren Anderson and Bernd T. Matthias, who were inspired by wide-circulation literary magazines like Harper's, the journal's original goal was to print papers of interest to scientists in all branches of physics.[3][4] It is best known for publishing John Stewart Bell's paper on the result now known as Bell's theorem.[2][5] Failing to attract sufficient interest as an unspecialized journal, Physics Physique Физика soon focused on solid-state physics before folding altogether in 1968.[4] The four volumes of this journal were eventually made freely available online by the American Physical Society.[6]

Physics Physique Физика
Cover of 1964 edition of the journal Physics.jpg
LanguageEnglish, French, Russian
Edited byPhilip Warren Anderson
Bernd T. Matthias
Publication details
Pergamon Press
Physics Publishing Co.
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Phys. Phys. Fiz.
OCLC no.1370169

Bell chose to publish his theorem in this journal because it did not require page charges, and at the time it in fact paid the authors who published there. Because the journal did not provide free reprints of articles for the authors to distribute, however, Bell had to spend the money he received to buy copies that he could send to other physicists.[4] While the articles printed in the journal themselves listed the publication's name simply as Physics, the covers carried the trilingual version Physics Physique Физика to reflect that it would print articles in English, French and Russian.[2] In 1967, the unusual title caught the attention of John Clauser, who then discovered Bell's paper and began to consider how to perform a Bell test experiment in the laboratory.[7] Clauser and Stuart Freedman would go on to perform a Bell test experiment in 1972.[8]

Selected publicationsEdit

The following are among the most highly cited articles published in the journal during its four-year time span.

  • Susskind, Leonard; Glogower, Jonathan (1964-07-01). "Quantum mechanical phase and time operator". Physics Physique Fizika. 1 (1): 49–61. doi:10.1103/PhysicsPhysiqueFizika.1.49.
  • Gell-Mann, Murray (1964-07-01). "The symmetry group of vector and axial vector currents". Physics Physique Fizika. 1 (1): 63–75. doi:10.1103/PhysicsPhysiqueFizika.1.63.
  • Bell, J. S. (1964-11-01). "On the Einstein Podolsky Rosen paradox". Physics Physique Fizika. 1 (3): 195–200. doi:10.1103/PhysicsPhysiqueFizika.1.195.
  • Kadanoff, Leo P. (1966-06-01). "Scaling laws for Ising models near Tc". Physics Physique Fizika. 2 (6): 263–272. doi:10.1103/PhysicsPhysiqueFizika.2.263.
  • Fisher, Michael E. (1967-10-01). "The theory of condensation and the critical point". Physics Physique Fizika. 3 (5): 255–283. doi:10.1103/PhysicsPhysiqueFizika.3.255.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Physics Physique Fizika". American Physical Society. Retrieved 2020-02-12.
  2. ^ a b c Wick, David (1995). "Bell's Theorem". The Infamous Boundary. Springer New York. pp. 92–100, 289. doi:10.1007/978-1-4612-4030-3_11. ISBN 978-0-387-94726-6.
  3. ^ Anderson, P. W.; Matthias, B. T. (1964-07-01). "Editorial foreword". Physics Physique Fizika. 1 (1): i. doi:10.1103/PhysicsPhysiqueFizika.1.i.
  4. ^ a b c Whitaker, Andrew (2016). John Stewart Bell and Twentieth Century Physics: Vision and Integrity. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-874299-9.
  5. ^ Kaiser, David (2014-11-14). "Opinion | Is Quantum Entanglement Real?". The New York Times. Retrieved 2020-02-09.
  6. ^ "About". Physics Physique Fizika. American Physical Society. Retrieved 2020-02-10.
  7. ^ Kaiser, David (2012-01-30). "How the Hippies Saved Physics: Science, Counterculture, and the Quantum Revival [Excerpt]". Scientific American. Retrieved 2020-02-11.
  8. ^ Freedman, S. J.; Clauser, J. F. (1972). "Experimental test of local hidden-variable theories" (PDF). Physical Review Letters. 28 (938): 938–941. Bibcode:1972PhRvL..28..938F. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.28.938.