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A palette of particles

Author: Jeremy Bernstein
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A guide to high-energy physics from the early twentieth century to the present, including such highlights as Ernest Rutherford's 1911 explanation of the nucleus, the newly discovered Higgs boson, and anecdotes about famous physicists.
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremy Bernstein
ISBN: 9780674072510 0674072510
OCLC Number: 814389481
Notes: Includes index.
Description: vi, 212 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
Contents: Primary colors. The neutron ; The neutrino ; The electron and the photon --
Secondary colors. The pion and the muon ; The antiparticle ; Strange particles ; The quark --
Pastels. The Higgs boson ; Neutrino cosmology ; Squarks, tachyons, and the graviton --
L'envoi --
Appendix 1. Accelerators and detectors --
Appendix 2. Grand Unification --
Appendix 3. Neutrino oscillations.
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