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Higgs discovery : the power of empty space

Author: Lisa Randall
Publisher: London : The Bodley Head, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"What is the Higgs boson? And where will its discovery lead? Renowned physicist Lisa Randall explains this landmark event in modern science and its startlingly beautiful implications. On July 4th, 2012, one of physics' most exhilarating results was announced: a new particle -- and very likely a new kind of particle -- had been discovered at the Large Hadron Collider, the huge particle accelerator designed to  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa Randall
ISBN: 1847922570 9781847922571
OCLC Number: 809762057
Description: 48 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Preface : Higgs discovery --
The challenge of discovery --
The Higgs mechanism, the Higgs field, and the Higgs Boson --
Higgs Boson decays --
The development --
A fundamental scalar? --
Now that we've found Higgs, what do we do with it? --
Religion, utility, and all that...
Responsibility: Lisa Randall.

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On July 4th, 2012, one of physics' most exhilarating results was announced: a new particle - and very likely a new kind of particle - had been discovered at the Large Hadron Collider, the huge  Read more...

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