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Popular Science Books

Some Popular Science Books:-

1) A brief history of time by Stephen Hawkin
2) The Elegant Universe by Brian Greene
3) Love with Physics by Walter Lewin
4) Nature's third cycle Arnab Rai Chowdhary
5) Feynman's lecture of Physics
6) The Cosmic Cocktail: Three Parts Dark Matter
Book by Katherine Freese
7) Physics of Impossible by Michio Kaku
8) Hyperspace by Michio Kaku
9) The grand design by Stephen Hawkin
10) Cosmos by Carl Sagan
11) Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo Rovelli
12) Six Easy Pieces: Essentials of Physics by Richard Feynman
13) Physics of the future by Michio Kaku
14) Relativity: The Special and the General Theory by Albert Einstein
15) Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson

These books will inspire you to become a great scientist in the future:-

1) One two three infinity by George Gamow
2) You must be  joking Mr. Feynman
3) Double Helix by Watson
4) Subtle is the Lord by Abraham Pais
5) You and your research - Hamming
6) Advice to a young s…

Interesting blogs & websites to help you become a great Physicist!!

If you want to learn more about the world of physics, improve your skills and find internships & fellowships, then you will find these blogs very useful.

How to become a GOOD Theoretical Physicist- A blog by Gerard 't Hooft (ext. link)
This blog explains how you can become a Nobel Prize-winning scientist. Also, the books you should read for that.

CafePhysics by Prof. Ananda Das Gupta
The blog was written by one of my Professor whom not only I but the whole IISER Kolkata respects a lot for his best teaching. He has explained some of the difficult concepts of physics like tensor very well.

Tips for scientific soft skills
Here you can find helpful tips to improve scientific soft skills and it also provides tips for your journey before Ph.D., during Ph.D., and after Ph.D.

Go for science
This website you will find useful for summer internships, institutes, and fellowships.

So You Want To Become a Physicist?
I love this post on FB. It provides links to so many resources available over t…

A Journey to Space Science after Engineering

This post is for those who are passionate about research in Astronomy & Astrophysics.

I will try to answer the following questions that come to the mind when you are pursuing your graduation:

What type of work is done in Space Science? What background is required for research in this field?
How do I get into this field?
Do I really want to do research in this field or I should do something else? Which books should I read as a beginner in this field?
First of all, let's talk about what is Astrophysics & Astronomy and what do we really do in this field? In Astrophysics & Astronomy (let me call it Astro) we study the universe outside our earth. To do that we make use of information that reaches us from outer space. This information comes in the form of light (when I say light it means all electromagnetic waves) mostly and some other forms like gravitational waves, neutrinos etc. So light is an electromagnetic wave and it has specific features like wavelength, polarization, in…

Are Engineers eligible for MSc Physics in IITs through JAM?

Firstly I'd like to state with full clarity that there is no clarity about this Eligibility criteria and even after reading this entire post you'll probably be left with no definite answer but hopefully a little less confused. It is Because of this uncertainty I suppose, almost every new member in our WhatsApp group starts with the question like
I'm from XYZ branch of engineering, am I eligible for admission in IITs through JAM?

I have checked the Eligibility criteria of IITs, they are asking for 4 sems of Physics in bachelor's. What does it mean?
So, to address all those queries once and for all, I am putting up all the information we have about it.

What's the Eligibility criteria of IITs?Who decides if a subject in my coursework is a Physics one or not? Who takes the final decision?What subjects can be expected to be considered Physics?Will mailing the IIT help?
Eligibility criteria

In the JAM broucher (of 2019) it's mentioned that for admission in MSc Ph…