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How to Find a Higgs Boson--And Other Big Mysteries in the World of the Very Small

How to Find a Higgs Boson--And Other Big Mysteries in the World of the Very Small

by Ivo van Vulpen
Hardback
Publication Date: 14/04/2020
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How did physicists combine talent and technology to discover the Higgs boson, the last piece in our inventory of the subatomic world? How did the Higgs change our understanding of the universe? And now, nearly a decade after its detection, what comes next? Answering these questions, Ivo van Vulpen--a CERN particle physicist and member of the team behind the detection--invites us on a journey to the frontiers of our knowledge.

Enjoy Van Vulpen's accessible explanation of the history of particle physics and of concepts like quantum mechanics and relativity--and ponder his inquiries regarding the search for new particles (to explain dark matter), a new force (to combine the existing fundamental forces), and new phenomena (undiscovered dimensions of space). This is a lively account of work at the world's highest-energy particle accelerator, with inspiring personal reflections on humanity's discoveries deeper and deeper into the world of the very small.
ISBN:
9780300244182
9780300244182
Category:
Scientific equipment
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
14-04-2020
Language:
English
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Country of origin:
United States
Dimensions (mm):
216x152x24.56mm
Weight:
0.46kg

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