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CPEP offers beautifully illustrated charts that present the current understanding of physics in areas ranging from quarks to the cosmos, incorporating recent discoveries such as the Higgs boson and gravitational waves.

Who we are

The Contemporary Physics Education Project is a non-profit organization of teachers, educators, and physicists located around the world. CPEP materials present the current understanding of the fundamental nature of matter and energy, incorporating the major research findings of recent years. During the last twenty years, CPEP has distributed almost half a million copies of its charts and other products.

Our areas of study

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Fundamental Particles

The Fundamental Particles and Interactions chart emphasizes the latest particle research. All new, with a completely new design and greatly updated content including...

Plasma Physics & Fusion

The Fusion chart: Physics of a Fundamental Energy Source presents up-to-date information on plasma physics and fusion reactions, examples...

History & Fate of the Universe

The History and Fate of the Universe chart illustrates what is now known about cosmology, dark matter, dark energy, and the fate of the universe...


The colorful Nuclear Science Chart shows what are the parts of the nucleus, what are the heaviest elements, and how nuclear particles interact. It explains radioactive...


“The Gravitation: From Newton to Einstein” chart illustrates the discovery of gravitational waves on September 9, 2015, from two merging black holes...

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