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Most Wanted Particle

By: Butterworth, Jon Randall, Lisa(Foreword by)

1615193014 / 9781615193011
Paperback
08/03/2016
Usually dispatched within 4 weeks
140 x 210 mm
Now in paperback: the ';vivid account of what the process of discovery was really like for an insider.'Peter Higgs

Particle physics as we know it depends on the Higgs boson: It's the missing link between the birth of our universeas a sea of tiny, massless particlesand the tangible world we live in today. But for more than 50 years, scientists wondered: Does it exist?

Physicist Jon Butterworth was at the frontlines of the hunt for the Higgs at CERN's Large Hadron Colliderperhaps the most ambitious experiment in history. In Most Wanted Particle, he gives us the first inside account of that uncertain time, when an entire field hinged on a single particle, and life at the cutting edge of science meant media scrutiny, late-night pub debates, dispiriting false starts in the face of intense pressure, and countless hours at the collider itself. As Butterworth explains, our first glimpse of the elusive Higgs brings us a giant step closer to understanding the universeand points the way to an entirely new kind of physics.

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PHM Atomic & molecular physics

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