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Who cares about particle physics?

Author: Pauline Gagnon
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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This book explains in clear terms for non-specialists what is happening at CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics located near Geneva. It starts from the basics to build a solid  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pauline Gagnon
ISBN: 0198783248 9780198783244
OCLC Number: 957191573
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Contents: 1: What is matter made of?2: What about the Higgs boson?3: Accelertors and detector, the essential tools4: The discovery of the Higgs boson5: The dark side of the Universe6: Going beyond the Standard Model: calling SUSY to the rescue7: What does fundamental research put on our plate?8: CERN experiments: a unique management and cooperation model9: Diversity in science10: What could th next big discoveries be?

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During the two-year search for Higgs in the LHC, Dr. Gagnon's lively and insightful blog was a key source for those outside the physics community who needed to keep track of the process and have it Read more...

 
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