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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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Forty or so years ago, three physicists - Peter Higgs, Gerard 't Hooft, and James Bjorken - made the spectacular breakthroughs that led to the world's largest experiment, the CERN Large Hadron  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 v. : ill. ; 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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