By Paul Halpern
An obtainable examine the most well liked subject in physics and the experiments that may remodel our realizing of the universe
The largest information in technological know-how this present day is the big Hadron Collider, the world's biggest and strongest particle-smasher, and the anticipation of eventually learning the Higgs boson particle. yet what's the Higgs boson and why is it also known as the God Particle? Why are the Higgs and the LHC so vital? Getting a deal with at the technological know-how at the back of the LHC should be tough for an individual with out a sophisticated measure in particle physics, yet you don't have to return to college to benefit approximately it. In Collider, award-winning physicist Paul Halpern will give you the instruments you want to comprehend what the LHC is and what it hopes to discover.
• complete, available advisor to the idea, historical past, and technological know-how in the back of experimental high-energy physics
• Explains why particle physics may well good be at the verge of a few of its maximum breakthroughs, altering what we expect we all know approximately quarks, string idea, darkish topic, darkish power, and the basics of recent physics
• Tells you why the theoretical Higgs boson is usually known as the God particle and the way its discovery may possibly switch our realizing of the universe
• essentially explains why fears that the LHC might create a miniature black gap that can swallow up the Earth quantity to a tempest in a really tiny teapot
• "Best of 2009 Sci-Tech Books (Physics)"-Library Journal
• "Halpern makes the hunt for mysterious debris pertinent and fascinating by means of explaining essentially what we don't learn about the universe, and providing a hopeful outlook for destiny research."-Publishers Weekly
• features a new writer preface, "The destiny of the massive Hadron Collider and the way forward for High-Energy Physics"
The global won't come to an finish any time quickly, yet we may perhaps research much more approximately it within the blink of an eye fixed. learn Collider and discover what, whilst, and the way.
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Collider: The Search for the World's Smallest Particles by Paul Halpern