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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  - Garp83 - LibraryThing

I belong to a monthly “book ‘n beer” club with few rules and a penchant for eclectic selections that run the gamut from fiction to history to science. But I think the group was surprised when I ... 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  - clmerle - LibraryThing

A good overview of what the Higgs boson is and how we got to this point in our understanding of physics. Also how it is not really then end but a new beginning. We still don't know what Dark Matter or Dark Energy is. Very readable. Don't have to be a particle physicist to understand it. 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

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  - Susannah Hamm - Book Verdict

Carroll, particle physicist and popular science writer/blogger, makes the story of "the God particle" and CERN's Large Hadron Collider accessible for popular science readers. Appendixes provide more explanation of particle physics. (LJ 1/13) Read full review

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User Review  - psiloiordinary - LibraryThing

Perhaps I'm into science where you can see and touch stuff in my middle age but I found the constant need to talk in weird metaphors wearing. Otherwise an enjoyable read. Human interest with some tales of physicists and not just physics. Read full review

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