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The infinity puzzle : quantum field theory and the hunt for an orderly universe

Author: F E Close
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2011.
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"Speculation is rife that by 2012 the elusive Higgs boson will be found at the Large Hadron Collider. If found, the Higgs boson would help explain why everything has mass. But there's more at stake-what we're really testing is our capacity to make the universe reasonable. Our best understanding of physics is predicated on something known as quantum field theory. Unfortunately, in its raw form, it doesn't make  Read more...
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Named Person: Peter Higgs; G 't Hooft; James D Bjorken
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: F E Close
ISBN: 9780199593507 0199593507
OCLC Number: 751715986
Description: 1 volume : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: ACT I: GENESIS ; 1. The ultraviolet catastrophe ; 2. One in a million ; 3. The smile of the Cheshire Cat ; ACT II:THE ACT(OR)S ; 4. The infinity puzzle ; 5. Broken symmetries ; 6. Missed opportunities ; 7. Peter Higgs ; 8. Enter Gerard 't Hooft ; ACT III: REVELATIONS ; 9. BJ and the cosmic quarks ; 10. Quantum chromodynamics ; 11. Heavy light ; 12. The big machine ; 13. To infinity and beyond
Responsibility: Frank Close.
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