Ask-a-Physicist


Do you have a tough, funny, or weird physics question? Are you and your friends stumped? PhysicsCentral is here to help! Send us your question using the form below, and it could be selected for an answer from a real-life physicist. Readers of all ages are welcome to ask a question.

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Questions will be chosen on a monthly basis; we may not be able to get to all of them. Final answers are posted to our Ask a Physicist archive and the Physics Buzz blog. We also share answers on the PhysicsCentral Twitter—be sure to follow us!

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For examples of past questions we have answered, see the Physics Buzz blog.

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