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Physics and Astronomy

LIGO Gravitational Wave

Journey of a Gravitational Wave

Sequences created by LIGO/SXS/R. Hurt/T. Pyle

LIGO scientist David Reitze takes us on a 1.3 billion year journey that begins with the violent merger of two black holes in the distant universe. The event produced gravitational waves, tiny ripples in the fabric of space and time, which LIGO detected on September 14, 2015, as they passed Earth. (February 11, 2016,

Physics Resources

Listed below are a few resources available in the Library as well as some web resources.

Organization and government web sites will have policy papers, statistics, research reports, journals, articles, guidelines, etc. On each site look for links or tabs labeled Reports, Statistics, Publications, etc., to access these sources.

OneSearch - the CSUS Library Catalog

OneSearch is the CSUS Library catalog and contains the material holdings of the CSUS Library including books and videos. Use the multi-box ADVANCED SEARCH to search more precisely by title, author, keyword or subject. Then limit results by clicking on the links to the left of screen.

Browse the Shelves

Books on PHYSICS are located on the 3rd floor of the Library (except Reference books which are on 2 North.) Browse the shelves by call number to see the Library's holdings.

  • QC                       Physics
  • QC170-197       Atomic Physics
  • QC350-467      Optics
  • QC501-766      Electricity and Magnetism
  • QC770-798       Nuclear and Particle Physics
  • QC801-809      Geophysics
  • QC851-999      Meteorology; Climatology