The Particle at the End of the Universe

The Particle at the End of the Universe

How the Hunt for the Higgs Boson Leads Us to the Edge of A New World

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.
Publisher: New York : Dutton, c2012
ISBN: 9780525953593
0525953590
Branch Call Number: 539.721 CARROLL
Characteristics: x, 341 p., [16] p. of plates : col. ill. ; 24 cm

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lotussmile
Apr 27, 2013

good and easy to understand.

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MICHAEL JAY WITT
Apr 02, 2013

Nice popular book on the Higgs particle and related things.

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