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Collider : the search for the world's smallest particles

Author: Paul Halpern
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An accessible look at the hottest topic in physics and the experiments that will transform our understanding of the universe. The biggest news in science today is the Large Hadron Collider, the world's largest and most powerful particle-smasher, and the anticipation of finally discovering the Higgs boson particle. But what is the Higgs boson and why is it often referred to as the God Particle? Why are the Higgs and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Halpern, Paul, 1961-
Collider.
Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, ©2009
(DLC) 2009007114
(OCoLC)301885628
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Halpern
ISBN: 9780470486207 0470486201 9780470486214 047048621X 9780470485996 047048599X 1282237454 9781282237452
OCLC Number: 502461993
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 260 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Journey to the heart of the Large Hadron Collider --
The machinery of perfection --
The secrets of creation --
The quest for a theory of everything --
Striking gold : Rutherford's scattering experiments --
Smashing successes : the first accelerators --
A compelling quartet : the four fundamental forces --
A tale of two rings : the Tevatron and the Super Proton Synchrotron --
Deep in the heart of Texas : the rise and fall of the Superconducting Super Collider --
Cashing by design : building the Large Hadron Collider --
Denizens of the dark : resolving the mysteries of dark matter and dark energy --
The brane drain : looking for portals to higher dimensions --
Microscopic black holes : a boon to science or a boom for the world? --
The future of high-energy physics : the International Linear Collider and beyond.
Responsibility: Paul Halpern.

Abstract:

An accessible look at the hottest topic in physics and the experiments that will transform our understanding of the universe. The biggest news in science today is the Large Hadron Collider, the world's largest and most powerful particle-smasher, and the anticipation of finally discovering the Higgs boson particle. But what is the Higgs boson and why is it often referred to as the God Particle? Why are the Higgs and the LHC so important? Getting a handle on the science behind the LHC can be difficult for anyone without an advanced degree in particle physics, but you don't need to go back to sch.

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