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The Particle at the End of the Universe

How the Hunt for the Higgs Boson Leads Us to the Edge of A New World
Carroll, Sean M. (Book - 2012 )
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Scientists have just announced an historic discovery on a par with the splitting of the atom: the Higgs boson, the key to understanding why mass exists has been found. Carroll takes readers behind the scenes of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN to meet the scientists and explain this landmark event. We only discovered the electron just over a hundred years ago and considering where that took us-- from nuclear energy to quantum computing-- the inventions that will result from the Higgs discovery will be world-changing.
Authors: Carroll, Sean M., 1966-
Title: The particle at the end of the universe
how the hunt for the Higgs boson leads us to the edge of a new world
Publisher: New York : Dutton, c2012
Characteristics: x, 341 p., [16] p. of plates :,col. ill. ;,24 cm
Contents: Prologue
The point
Next to godliness
Atoms and particles
The accelerator story
The largest machine ever built
Wisdom through smashing
Particles in the waves
Through a broken mirror
Bringing down the house
Spreading the word
Nobel dreams
Beyond this horizon
Making it worth defending
Summary: Scientists have just announced an historic discovery on a par with the splitting of the atom: the Higgs boson, the key to understanding why mass exists has been found. Carroll takes readers behind the scenes of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN to meet the scientists and explain this landmark event. We only discovered the electron just over a hundred years ago and considering where that took us-- from nuclear energy to quantum computing-- the inventions that will result from the Higgs discovery will be world-changing.
ISBN: 0525953590
9780525953593
Statement of Responsibility: Sean Carroll
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: Higgs bosons
Topical Term: Higgs bosons
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Apr 27, 2013
  • lotussmile rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

good and easy to understand.

Apr 02, 2013
  • MICHAEL JAY WITT rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Nice popular book on the Higgs particle and related things.

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