This is a catalog of references and allusions to the theory of relativity and quantum mechanics in James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake. These two theories are at the core of the new physics developed in the first three decades of the twentieth century to replace the classical, Newtonian physics. The final phase of the development of new physics thus coincided with the writing of Finnegans Wake, which took place between 1923 and 1939.
Joyce showed interest in the development of new physics, and incorporated it into his work for a variety of reasonsthey are the subject of The Joyce of Science, a narrative account of that topic. This catalog merely collects references and allusions to physics in the text of Finnegans Wake: it shows the relevant passages in their context, and indicates their connection to specific scientific concepts.
In the index, the numerical identifier of each passage is composed of page and line references separated by a period (000.00). Each listing is linked to a page displaying the content of the passage in its closest context.