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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 by Sean Carroll

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Scientists have simply announced an ancient discovery on a par with the splitting of the atom: the Higgs boson, the key to working out why mass exists has been discovered. In The Particle on the finish of the Universe, Caltech physicist and acclaimed writer Sean Carroll takes readers at the back of the scenes of the large Hadron Collidentificationer at CERN to fulfill the scientists and provide an explanation for this landmark experience.

The Higgs boson is the particle that more than six thousand scientists had been looking for using the large Hadron Collidentificationer, all of it’s largest and absolute best energy particle accelerator, which lies in a tunnel 17 miles in circumference, as deep as five7five ft beneath the Franco-Swiss border near Geneva. It took ten years to build and this seek has now cost over $nine billion and required the collaboration of engineers from a couple of hundred nations.

what's so special concerning the Higgs boson? We didentificationn’t really realize evidently if anything on the subatomic stage had any mass at all till we discovered it. as a matter of fact, even as we now have now necessarily solved the mass puzzle, there are issues we didentificationn’t expect and probabilities we now haven’t but dreamed. A doorway is establishing into the thoughts boggling, reasonably scary international of dark subject. We most effective came upon the electron simply over 100 years ago and taking into consideration the place that took us—from nuclear energy to quantum computing--the innovations in an effort to outcome from the Higgs discovery will be international-converting.

The Particle on the finish of the Universe no longer most effective provide an explanation fors thoughts of the Higgs boson but additionally the large Hadron Collidentificationer mission itself. tasks this large don’t occur with out a specific amount of conniving, dealing, and occasional skullduggery— and Sean Carroll explores all of it. that is an irresistible tale (together with characters now set to win the Nobel Prize amongst other glories) concerning the largest medical fulfillment of our time.
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creator: Sean Carrollwriter: Dutton adultBinding: HardcoverLanguage: EnglishPages: 3five2

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