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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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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.

Synopsis:

The Nobel Prize–winning physicist Leon Lederman guides readers on an enormously accessible tour of the history of particle physics, from the Greeks' earliest scientific observations through Einstein and beyond. He takes us on the quest for the Higgs boson, nicknamed the God particle, which will help unlock the last secrets of the subatomic universe. In the new preface for this edition, Lederman explains some of the up-to-theminute advances in supercollider research that are bringing answers ever closer.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780618711680
Author:
Teresi, Dick
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Author:
Leon Lederma
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Lederman, Leon
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Author:
Lederman, Leon M.
Location:
Boston
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
General science
Subject:
Science
Subject:
Physics
Subject:
History
Subject:
Cosmology
Subject:
Science -- Philosophy.
Subject:
Matter -- Constitution.
Subject:
History of Science-General
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Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
June 2006
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
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.
"Synopsis" by , The Nobel Prize–winning physicist Leon Lederman guides readers on an enormously accessible tour of the history of particle physics, from the Greeks' earliest scientific observations through Einstein and beyond. He takes us on the quest for the Higgs boson, nicknamed the God particle, which will help unlock the last secrets of the subatomic universe. In the new preface for this edition, Lederman explains some of the up-to-theminute advances in supercollider research that are bringing answers ever closer.
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