Physics Collections

Collections are a selection of Physics articles on a particular subject or theme. Often timed to mark an anniversary or a major news event, collections appear a few times per year and may be updated.

The History of Observations of the Higgs Boson

On July 4, 2012, researchers at CERN in Switzerland announced that they had discovered the Higgs boson, ending a nearly 50-year hunt for this elusive particle. To mark the decennial of the announcement, the editors of Physics Magazine have mapped the history of the Higgs as told through stories from our archive.

Celebrating Black Holes

Each year, NASA and other organizations pick one week to celebrate one of Nature’s most enigmatic objects, the black hole. To mark the 2022 #blackholeweek, the editors of Physics searched the magazine’s archives to find the most read black hole stories.

Battery Research and Applications

The 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to John Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham, and Akira Yoshino “for the development of lithium-ion batteries.” Read more about battery research and applications in this Collection of stories from the Physics archive.

Where Are They Now?

For our ten-year anniversary, the editors of Physics look back at some of the past research we have covered and ask: What’s become of it?

Spotlight on Materials

To celebrate the launch of the newest APS journal, Physical Review Materials, Physics presents a collection of stories that highlight results from materials research published in APS journals over the past decade.

Topological Phases

Find out more about topological phases of matter in this collection of articles from the archive of Physics.


Find out more about research on neutrinos in this collection of articles from the archive of Physics.

Gravitational Waves

Find out more about gravitational waves in this collection of articles from the archives of Physics.

One Hundred Years of General Relativity

Physics celebrates the centennial of the theory of general relativity with this collection of articles about APS papers that grew out of Einstein’s ideas.