Scientific Information

``Great are the works of the Lord; all who research them find pleasure therein (or: all who have pleasure in them want to understand them).''
(Psalm 111:2)

This page contains sections on

On Being A Scientist

On Being A Scientist: Responsible Conduct In Research (National Academy of Sciences, 1995)

On the full and open exchange of scientific data (National Research Council USA, 1995)

Conduct and Misconduct in Science

How not to organize a conference (a real life example)

Advice on Research and Writing

Useful Science Policy Sites

American Mathematical Society Code of Ethics

ACM Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct

The World Wide Web Ethics Center for Engineering & Science

Ethics in Science (a commented list of links)

Science Ethics Bibliography (a long list of references to off-line papers on ethics in science)

DAEDALUS or Science and the Future (by J. B. S. Haldane)

ICARUS or The Future of Science (by Bertrand Russell)

Jobs and Career in Mathematics

How to be a Good Graduate Student [Advisor]

Science Jokes

Science News

Spektrum der Wissenschaft (German)

DISCOVER, the magazine of science and technology

Physics News

Papers and Preprints

Institute for Scientific Information (Science Citation Index)

e-Print Physics Archive of LANL and the SPIRES Search Engine

mp_arc Mathematical Physics Preprint Archive

Some Institutes

X.500 Directory Service of German Scientific Institutions

Stochastische Dynamische Systeme Freiburg (Honerkamp)

Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt Berlin

Turbulence and Heat Transfer Laboratory

Deutsches Klimarechenzentrum

MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory

Department of Applied Physics, Ulm

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Stochastic Dynamical Systems, Univ. Freiburg


Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst (Republik Österreich)

Bundesministerium für Bildung, Forschung und Technologie (Bundesrepublik Deutschland)

National Academy of Sciences USA, and its on-line books

Cooperation with Eastern Europe

Joint Vienna Institute; for more information see here and here.




Other Information

MAD Scientist Network with answers to questions from many sciences, e.g., ``Would you hit the ceiling in a free falling elevator? ''

Computational Science for Kids, an educational program designed to increase the computer literacy of K-12 students

Computational Science Education Project

NASA Internet Educational Resources

The Nobel Prize Internet Archive

Science & Nature Links

Physics Around the World (searchable mirror site of a Los Alamos National Laboratory site)

What is a particle?

Review of Particle Physics (by the Particle Data Group)

Physics Notebook with many interesting links to fundamental physics

Condensed matter physics


Planetary Data System (PDS) (digital data from past and present NASA planetary missions, astronomical observations, and laboratory measurements)

Science in Japan

Chinese Web Index

Deutscher Internet Kongress, 5. - 7. Mai 1996

Some Links on Philosophy and History of Thought

burnout, see also a burnout satire

Science and Fun Shop

Science Jokes and some examples:

Einstein dies and goes to heaven only to be informed that his room is not yet ready. "I hope you will not mind waiting in a dormitory. We are very sorry, but it's the best we can do and you will have to share the room with others." he is told by the doorman (say his name is Pete). Einstein says that this is no problem at all and that there is no need to make such a great fuss. So Pete leads him to the dorm. They enter and Albert is introduced to all of the present inhabitants. "See, Here is your first room mate. He has an IQ of 180!" "Why that's wonderful!" Says Albert. "We can discuss mathematics!" "And here is your second room mate. His IQ is 150!" "Why that's wonderful!" Says Albert. "We can discuss physics!" "And here is your third room mate. His IQ is 100!" "That's Wonderful! We can discuss the latest plays at the theater!" Just then another man moves out to capture Albert's hand and shake it. "I'm your last room mate and I'm sorry, but my IQ is only 80." Albert smiles back at him and says, "So, where do you think interest rates are headed?"

The engineer thinks of his equations as an approximation to reality. The physicist thinks reality is an approximation to his equations. The mathematician doesn't care.

A math student and a physics student are camping. The physics students takes his turn to do the cooking first. He makes a tasty stew, but in so doing, uses up all the water. The next day, it is the math student's turn to do the cooking. The physics student watches him go to the creek to fetch the water. He puts the water into the pot and then stops and goes off to do something else. Puzzled, the physics student asks the math student when he is going to finish making dinner. The math student tells him that there is nothing left to do as now it has been reduced to a problem which has already been solved.

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