## Flying on the Wings of Genius: A Chronicle of Modern Physics, Book 2This book is a must read for everyone interested in the future role and direction of science. It begins with the description of the new discoveries made at the turn of the previous century, which have culminated in the scientific knowledge we have today.The book then discusses the fundamental constants of Nature and how they inter-relate and how they may have come to be what they are. This second book compliments and adds a vast new tranche of knowledge to Book I of the series, but is at the same time entirely readable in its own right. As it chronicles the development of modern science it opens a new window on our undestanding of science at the most fundamental level of knowledge. |

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### Contents

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Chapter2 The Standard Model 19 | 19 |

Chapter 3 The New Quintessence 27 | 27 |

Chapter 4 The Harmonics of Matter | 37 |

Chapter 5 The Music of the Spheres | 45 |

Chapter 6 The Spirit of the Atom 53 | 53 |

Chapter 7 The Standard Model Remodelled 59 Chapter 8 Vortex Harmonics | 73 |

Chapter 9 Higher Order Quarks | 81 |

Chapter 10 It must be Aesthetically Beautiful 89 Chapter 11 Explaining the Neutrino | 99 |

Chapter 12 The final Piece of the Particle Puzzle | 105 |

Glossary From the Alpha to the Omega | 125 |

Technical Notes | 131 |

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