The 2010 Physics.org Web awards honor the best sites dedicated to physics education and news. And I was honored to be one of the judges.
Now, the results are in. For every category, average science fans nominated their favorite sites, and judges voted from the top five nominees. If you already love physics, you'll be debating the winners in the comment section. If you're learning to love physics, these are the sites to bookmark. And if you're terrified of the "P" word, hopefully something here can convince you that it really isn't so bad.
Best blog: Starts with a bang
People's Choice winner: also Starts with a bang
Best Q&A site: The Last Word
People's choice winner: Physics Forums
President's prize: Zooniverse
People's Choice winner: also Zooniverse
Best online magazine: PopSci
People's Choice winner: Cosmos
Best podcast: Science weekly
People's Choice winner: also Science Weekly
Best kids' site: NASA Kids' Club
People's Choice winner: CERNland
Best revision site: S-cool
People's Choice winner: Cyberphysics
Congrats to all the finalists! I voted in the Online Magazine category and it was great to see so many sites offering such great physics coverage.
Image: A mural at CERN by artist Josef Kristofoletti depicting the ATLAS particle detector, a part of the Large Hadron Collider. According to CERN, the mural is three stories tall, but is still only 1/3 the size of the actual ATLAS detector.
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