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The God particle :if the universe is the answer, what is the question?

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A fascinating tour of particle physics from Nobel Prize winner Leon Lederman.

 

At the root of particle physics is an invincible sense of curiosity. Leon Lederman embraces this spirit of inquiry as he moves from the Greeks' earliest scientific observations to Einstein and beyond to chart this unique arm of scientific study. His survey concludes with the Higgs boson, nicknamed the God Particle, which scientists hypothesize will help unlock the last secrets of the subatomic universe, quarks and all—it's the dogged pursuit of this almost mystical entity that inspires Lederman's witty and accessible history.

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Nobel Prize-winner in Physics in 1988, designer of the Superconducting Supercollider, and former director of Fermi Labs, Lederman leads a tour of the 2,500 year search for the answer to the ancient question: what is the world made of? Describing the current state of particle physics, the author argues (surprise!) for the need for a huge new particle accelerator to find the ultimate building block, the God Particle.
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In this extraordinarily accessible and enormously witty book, the Nobel Prize-winning physicist Leon Lederman guides us on a fascinating tour of the history of particle physics. The book takes us from the Greeks' earliest scientific observations through Einstein and beyond in an inspiring celebration of human curiosity. It ends with the quest for the Higgs boson, nicknamed the God Particle, which scientists hypothesize will help unlock the last secrets of the subatomic universe. With a new preface by Lederman, The God Particle will leave you marveling at our continuing pursuit of the infinitesimal.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 412-414) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780395558492
Subtitle:
If the Universe Is the Answer, What Is the Question?
Author:
Lederman, Leon
Author:
Teresi, Dick
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
Science
Subject:
Matter
Subject:
Particles
Subject:
Higgs bosons
Subject:
Science -- Philosophy.
Subject:
General science
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
no. AK-RD-86-03
Publication Date:
20060626
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1 in 1.15 lb

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In this extraordinarily accessible and enormously witty book, the Nobel Prize-winning physicist Leon Lederman guides us on a fascinating tour of the history of particle physics. The book takes us from the Greeks' earliest scientific observations through Einstein and beyond in an inspiring celebration of human curiosity. It ends with the quest for the Higgs boson, nicknamed the God Particle, which scientists hypothesize will help unlock the last secrets of the subatomic universe. With a new preface by Lederman, The God Particle will leave you marveling at our continuing pursuit of the infinitesimal.
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