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The edge of physics : a journey to Earth's extremes to unlock the secrets of the universe

Author: Anil Ananthaswamy
Publisher: Boston, MA : Mariner Books, 2011, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Mariners book edView all editions and formats
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Ananthaswamy weaves together stories about the people and places at the heart of today's research in physics, while beautifully explaining the problems that scientists are trying to solve. In so doing, he provides a unique portrait of the universe and our quest to understand it.
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anil Ananthaswamy
ISBN: 9780547394527 0547394527
OCLC Number: 505420760
Description: 322 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Monks and astronomers --
The experiment that detects nothing --
Little neutral ones --
The Paranal light quartet --
Fire, rock, and ice --
Three thousand eyes in the Karoo --
Antimatter over Antarctica --
Einstein meets quantum physics at the South Pole --
The heart of the matter --
Whispers from other universes --
Appendix I. The standard model of particle physics --
Appendix II. From the Big Bang to now : the standard model of cosmology.
Responsibility: Anil Ananthaswamy.

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Ananthaswamy weaves together stories about the people and places at the heart of today's research in physics, while beautifully explaining the problems that scientists are trying to solve. In so doing, he provides a unique portrait of the universe and our quest to understand it.

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