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The particle at the end of the universe : the hunt for the Higgs and the discovery of a new world

By: Carroll, Sean

1780742452 / 9781780742458
Paperback
03/05/2013
Out of print
United Kingdom
20 cm x, 341 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white)
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Reprint. Originally published: 2012.

Winner of the Royal Society Winton Prize for Science BooksA Best Science Book of the Year for the Guardian, Financial Times, and New ScientistIt was the universe's most elusive particle, the linchpin for everything scientists dreamed up to explain how physics works.

It had to be found. But projects as big as CERN's Large Hadron Collider don't happen without incredible risks - or occasional skulduggery.

In the definitive account of the greatest science story of our time, acclaimed physicist Sean Carroll reveals the insights, rivalry, and wonder that fuelled the Higgs discovery, and takes us on a riveting and irresistible ride to the very edge of physics today.

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PDZ Popular science, PHP Particle & high-energy physics

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