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The mystery of the missing antimatter

Autore: Helen R Quinn; Yossi Nir
Editore: Princeton, N.J. ; Woodstock, Oxfordshire [England] : Princeton University Press, ©2008.
Serie: Science essentials (National Academy of Sciences (U.S.))
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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"Helen Quinn and Yossi Nir explain both the history of antimatter and recent advances in particle physics and cosmology. And they discuss the enormous, high-precision experiments that particle physicists are undertaking to test the laws of physics at their most fundamental levels - and how their results reveal tantalizing new possibilities for solving this puzzle at the heart of the cosmos." "The Mystery of the  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: Popular works
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Tipo materiale: Risorsa internet
Tipo documento: Book, Internet Resource
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Helen R Quinn; Yossi Nir
ISBN: 9780691133096 0691133093
Numero OCLC: 174129995
Note: Includes index.
Descrizione: xii, 278 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contenuti: Constant physics in an evolving universe --
As the universe expands --
What is antimatter? --
Enter neutrinos --
Mesons --
Through the looking glass --
Through the looking antiglass --
The survival of matter --
Enter quarks --
Energy rules --
Symmetry rules --
Standard model gauge symmetries --
A missing piece --
It still doesn't work! --
Tools of the trade --
Searching for clues --
Speculations --
Neutrino surprises --
Following the new clue.
Titolo della serie: Science essentials (National Academy of Sciences (U.S.))
Altri titoli: Missing antimatter
Responsabilità: Helen R. Quinn and Yossi Nir ; illustrations by Ruru Modan.
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The laws of physics tell us that equal amounts of matter and antimatter were produced in the early universe - but then, something odd happened. Matter won out over antimatter; had it not, the  Per saperne di più…

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