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The aim of /r/Physics is to build a subreddit frequented by physicists, scientists, and those with a passion for physics. Papers from physics journals (free or otherwise) are encouraged. Posts should be pertinent, meme-free, and generate a discussion about physics. Please report trolls and incorrect/misleading comments.#### Description The aim of /r/Physics is to build a subreddit frequented by physicists, scientists, and those with a passion for physics. Posts should be pertinent and generate a discussion about physics.

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#Encouraged submissions

#####Open-ended discussions

  • Debates and discussions on all topics related to physics are welcome. Please make an effort to engage the community rather than simply state your views and expect others to validate them.
  • Shorter questions which are more straightforward to answer will get a better response in /r/AskPhysics.

#####Academic publications

  • Links to papers in physics journals (free or otherwise) are welcome. Pre-prints are accepted, but moderators reserve the right to delete any posts that break the rules regarding unscientific content.

#####Science journalism

  • We invite links to all websites, but article and blog post submissions require proper sourcing from the literature or mainstream scientific journalism. The lack of quality sources is grounds for removal at moderator discretion.

#Encouraged in weekly threads

####Conceptual and closed-ended questions

  • Due to a high volume of such questions, they are consolidated in weekly [Physics Questions threads][q].
  • Note that these questions are always welcome in /r/AskPhysics and /r/AskScience (subject to subreddit rules).

####Careers questions

  • Questions regarding job opportunities and working as a physicist have a dedicated weekly [Careers and Education thread][e] and should be posted there.
  • Additionally, you can search the subreddit to read dozens of past threads about this issue or check /r/AskAcademia for jobs in academia.

####Education questions

  • Inquiries about studying physics should be posted in our weekly [Careers and Education thread][e].
  • Alternatively, try more specific subreddits such as /r/AskAcademia, /r/GradSchool, /r/GradAdmissions, and /r/PhysicsStudents.

####Textbook/resource requests

  • Questions about textbook/resource recommendations should be posted in the weekly [Textbook and Resource threads][r].

#Discouraged or not allowed ###Homework problems

  • Questions that are specific homework problems or calculations should be redirected to /r/AskPhysics or /r/HomeworkHelp. Neither asking nor assisting with homework is allowed here.

###Unscientific content

  • /r/Physics is a place for the discussion of valid and testable science, not pet theories and speculation presented as fact. We aim to be a welcoming place for both academics and the general public, and as such posts with no basis in the current understanding of physics are not allowed as they might serve to misinform.

###Sensationalised titles

  • The title of your submission should accurately reflect its contents. If in doubt, use the title of the original research.

###Low-effort image/video posts

  • Off-topic images, videos, or otherwise "zero-content" submissions are not allowed. Consider posting to /r/PhysicsJokes, /r/PhysicsGifs, or /r/ScienceImages instead. If you make an image/video post, you should make a comment in the thread describing the relevant physics, linking relevant literature, any computational methods used, etc. This will serve to generate on-topic discussion, and separate your post from low-effort spam. For more information on rules related to these posts, please see this thread here.

###Duplicate posts

  • Please make sure that a submission on the same topic has not been posted already.
  • New findings are always reported by multiple publications, and the fact that a specific link has not been submitted does not mean that this topic is not already being discussed on /r/Physics. Feel free to provide links to additional sources in the comment section instead.

#Weekly schedule

All threads are posted at 9am EDT (1pm UTC).

Day | Post :--------- | :---------------- Mon | [What are you working on?][w] Tue | [Physics Questions][q] Thu | [Careers/Education Questions][e] Fri | [Resource Recommendations][r]

#How to use LaTeX?

First, you will need to install one of the recommended add-ons. To include an equation typeset in LaTeX in your post, put the LaTeX code between

[;
and
;]
.

[;i\hbar \frac{\partial}{\partial t} \Psi = \hat H\Psi;]

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time data
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