How To Find A Higgs Boson—And Other Big Mysteries In the World Of The Very Small
- Physics & Mathematics
On the hunt for the elusive particle
How did physicists combine talent and technology to discover the Higgs boson, the last piece in our inventory of the subatomic world? How did the Higgs change our understanding of the universe? And, now that we’ve found it, what comes next? Ivo van Vulpen—a CERN particle physicist and member of the team behind the detection—invites us on a journey to the frontiers of our knowledge.
Enjoy van Vulpen’s accessible explanation of the history of particle physics and of concepts like quantum mechanics and relativity—and ponder his inquiries regarding the search for new particles, a new force, and new phenomena. This is a lively account of work at the world’s highest-energy particle accelerator, with inspiring personal reflections.
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|Release Date:||February 18, 2020|