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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

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

A leading particle physicist explains why the official confirmation of the existence of the elusive Higgs Boson ("the God Particle") was a world-changing scientific milestone.Carroll (Theoretical Physics/Caltech; From Eternity to Here: The Quest for the Ultimate Theory of Time, 2010, etc.) makes a convincing case for the necessity of supporting basic scientific research that may have no ... Read full review

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User Review  - gopfolk - LibraryThing

Well written and easy to read. I'm comfortable with the topical material so it was made easier but I still would say that even with a limited knowledge of particle physics this book can be easily ... Read full review

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User Review  - kaulsu - LibraryThing

I truly enjoyed listening to this book, though I readily admit I retained probably only 10%. This is my lack of science, nothing to be reflected onto the author! I wanted to "read" it mainly because ... Read full review

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User Review  - BakuDreamer - LibraryThing

This is for the non-science audience. Starts to talk about how symetries lead to the forces on page 150 however, and appendix one is okay as far as ' so what's Higgs now ? ' Read full review

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User Review  - Pretear - LibraryThing

I didn't enjoy this as much as I expected to - unfortunately, I can't echo the other glowing reviews. The short chapters made the book choppy to read. While I felt that the author did a great job of ... Read full review

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User Review  - pierthinker - LibraryThing

Sean Carroll is a physicist by trade so knows his particles from his waves and fields. He presents a thrilling vision of the discovery of the Higgs boson and why it is so important to the fundamental ... 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  - Chris - Goodreads

Two theorists who surmised the existence of the Higgs boson won the Nobel Prize in physics today, October 8, 2013. If you want to understand the significance of this fundamental particle of reality ... 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  - Molly Gum - Goodreads

This book made quantum field theory and particle physics more accessible and simple to understand than any other book I've read. I am relatively new to quantum physics, but I've read quite a few books ... 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  - Jen - Goodreads

Sean Carroll's voice is by far the clearest and most down-to-earth one I've read in a science book so far. he has a way of explaining things that doesn't make you feel OK despite being too dumb for ... 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  - Goodreads

There was one chapter I didn't understand a single paragraph of, and another that sometimes gave me the "I'm lost" feeling. Though overall there is plenty for the uninitiated science geek like me to sink their teeth into. Read full review

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