Physics (SB)

at the Library

The Library and its services are at the disposal of the EPFL students, lecturers and researchers, as well as interested members of the public. This page is dedicated to the services for Physics (School of Basic Sciences).


The Library provides specific customised training, one-to-one or class-based

  • Presentation of the services to the teaching/research staff and to students
  • Modules on the advanced search for information, citation

For more information


The Library, via Infoscience, provides support for posting EPFL publications online

  • Help with importing publications
  • On-site training (laboratories, administration offices) for familiarising oneself with Infoscience
  • Help with exporting data to a personal page, a laboratory page


The Library can also advise you on the following topics:

BEAST is the search tool of the EPFL library. It allows one to do an exhaustive search in the printed and electronic collections.

Teaching collection

Several copies of the books dedicated to teaching are systematically bought with, if possible, access to the online version. We strongly urge you to notify us of any new references to course material.

Research collection

Books at a more in-depth level supplement this collection. Some publishers’ packages are also available online:

Dictionaries and Encyclopaedias

Specialised databases

General databases

Collections of journals

New acquisitions

15 leçons de mécanique quantique. Jean-Louis Basdevant. Louvain-la-Neuve: Louvain-la-Neuve: De Boeck supérieur, 2019. [Print]

Accessory to war: the unspoken alliance between astrophysics and the military. Neil deGrasse Tyson; Avis Lang. New York, London: New York, London: W. W. Norton & Company, 2019. [Print]

Encyclopedia of Planetary Landforms. Henrik Hargitai; Ákos Kereszturi. Springer New York, 2014. [Online]

End times: a brief guide to the end of the world: asteroids, supervolcanoes, rogue robots, and more. Bryan Walsh. New York: New York: Hachette Books, 2019. [Print]

Meeting the universe halfway: quantum physics and the entanglement of matter and meaning. Karen Michelle Barad. Duke University Press, 2006. [Online]

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Simon Pasquier

Simon Pasquier

Librarian Team Coordinator
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