Engineering · Physics

Engineering and physics forums and message boards?

Sawyer Mueller Technology Consultant at Accenture

January 15th, 2016

Does anyone recommend any engineering and/or physics forums/message boards?  I've used a few that have proven useful--physics forums, engineers edge, eng-tips--but am curious if anyone here has suggestions. 

Also, more generally, I'm interested in learning how others work to answer technical questions or gain insights outside their immediate breadth?  Examples may include:  post to more technical message boards, cold-call a professor in the particular field of interest, conduct some pseudo-investigative reporting at a product development lab, join a meetup group and network...   

Thank you. 

Nicholas Meyler Recruiter/Broker for "Disruptive"​ Talent. Questing for the Next $Trillion Unicorn.

January 15th, 2016

For general physics/cosmology/quantum physics John Baez has a good site on GooglePlus. ;. He was a classmate Princeton and is the nephew of the person that invented the X-ray microscope, as well as a cousin of Joan Baez. He's very helpful and posts on lots of topics.

Joanan Hernandez CEO & Founder at Mollejuo

January 15th, 2016


Try IEEE website, there are ton of subdivisions there.


Eugene Osovetsky Software Engineer and Technology Entrepreneur

January 19th, 2016

Both and are excellent.

Laura Mora Founder, Product Innovation & Development Manager at MIMEDTICS; Research Professor at TEC Costa Rica

January 15th, 2016

Depends a lot on your area of interest, but to me Research Gate (RG) is a good option since you have specialists on almost any science/tech field, from the academy as well from the industry. You can make questions (like a forum), download technical papers, and contact people. I've used RG for plasma physics/applications and biomedical engineering.

Also try professional associations, just like Joanan Hernandez mentioned IEEE, ASME, ASQ, etc.

Greg Bernhardt Founder/President at

March 15th, 2016

There is no better than the original