The Particle at the End of the Universe: How the Hunt for the Higgs Boson Leads Us to the Edge of a New World (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Nov 13, 2012 - Science - 368 pages
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Winner of the prestigious 2013 Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books

“A modern voyage of discovery.” —Frank Wilczek, Nobel Laureate, author of The Lightness of Being

The Higgs boson is one of our era’s most fascinating scientific frontiers and the key to understanding why mass exists. The most recent book on the subject, The God Particle, was a bestseller. Now, Caltech physicist Sean Carroll documents the doorway that is opening—after billions of dollars and the efforts of thousands of researchers at the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland—into the mind-boggling world of dark matter. The Particle at the End of the Universe has it all: money and politics, jealousy and self-sacrifice, history and cutting-edge physics—all grippingly told by a rising star of science writing.
  

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Review: The Particle at the End of the Universe: How the Hunt for the Higgs Boson Leads Us to the Edge of a New World

User Review  - Gary - Goodreads

This was not an easy book to understand and the particle zoo plays a large role in the discussion and often I would lose my way only because the material is sometimes hard to follow, but the book ... Read full review

Review: The Particle at the End of the Universe: How the Hunt for the Higgs Boson Leads Us to the Edge of a New World

User Review  - Rich Baker - Goodreads

Sean Carroll is my favorite living physicist. Part of the reason is because he's always so nice to everyone including people that he knows do not like him and disagree with him. Another big reason is ... Read full review

Contents

PROLOGUE
THREE ATOMS AND PARTICLES
FIVE THE LARGEST MACHINE EVER BUILT
SEVEN PARTICLES IN THE WAVES
EIGHT THROUGH A BROKEN MIRROR
NINE BRINGING DOWN THE HOUSE
TEN SPREADING THE WORD
ELEVEN NOBEL DREAMS
TWELVE BEYOND THIS HORIZON
THIRTEEN MAKING IT WORTH DEFENDING
APPENDIX
FURTHER READING
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
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About the author (2012)

Sean Carroll, Ph.D., is a theoretical physicist at Caltech. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, writer Jennifer Ouellette.

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