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Collider : the search for the world's smallest particles

Author: Paul Halpern
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An accessible look at the hottest topic in physics--particle physics--and the experiment that will transform our understanding of the universe: smashing particles with the Large Hadron Collider to deconstruct matter to its smallest pieces and test the existence of the elusive and theoretical Higgs boson--a.k.a. the God particle.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Halpern
ISBN: 9780470286203 0470286202 9780470643914 0470643919 9780470486207 0470486201
OCLC Number: 301885628
Description: xii, 260 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Journey to the heart of the Large Hadron Collider --
The machinery of perfection --
The secrets of creation --
The quest for a theory of everything --
Striking gold : Rutherford's scattering experiments --
Smashing successes : the first accelerators --
A compelling quartet : the four fundamental forces --
A tale of two rings : the Tevatron and the Super Proton Synchrotron --
Deep in the heart of Texas : the rise and fall of the Superconducting Super Collider --
Cashing by design : building the Large Hadron Collider --
Denizens of the dark : resolving the mysteries of dark matter and dark energy --
The brane drain : looking for portals to higher dimensions --
Microscopic black holes : a boon to science or a boom for the world? --
The future of high-energy physics : the International Linear Collider and beyond.
Responsibility: Paul Halpern.

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An accessible look at the hottest topic in physics--particle physics--and the experiment that will transform our understanding of the universe: smashing particles with the Large Hadron Collider to deconstruct matter to its smallest pieces and test the existence of the elusive and theoretical Higgs boson--a.k.a. the God particle.

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