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Higgs : the invention and discovery of the 'god particle'

Author: J E Baggott
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Relates the history of the search for the Higgs boson, also known as the "God" particle.
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J E Baggott
ISBN: 9780199603497 0199603499 9780199679577 0199679576
OCLC Number: 806431281
Description: xxi, 277 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Prologue: Form and substance --
pt. 1. Invention --
The poetry of logical ideas --
Not a sufficient excuse --
People will be very stupid about it --
Applying the right ideas to the wrong problem --
I can do that --
pt. 2. Discovery --
Alternating neutral currents --
They must be Ws --
Throw deep --
A fantastic moment --
The Shakespeare question --
Epilogue: The construction of mass.
Responsibility: Jim Baggott.
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The hunt for the Higgs particle has involved the biggest, most expensive experiment ever. The discovery of a new particle, consistent with the Higgs boson, is the strongest indicator yet that the  Read more...

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Baggott tells a snappy story about people and ideas. Times Higher Education Supplement Higgs helps put Higgs' contribution in context ... It's a book I imagine the reticent Higgs would approve of. Read more...

 
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