Smashing Physics

Author: Jon Butterworth
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1472210328
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The discovery of the Higgs boson made headlines around the world. Two scientists, Peter Higgs and François Englert, whose theories predicted its existence, shared a Nobel Prize. The discovery was the culmination of the largest experiment ever run, the ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN's Large Hadron Collider. But what really is a Higgs boson and what does it do? How was it found? And how has its discovery changed our understanding of the fundamental laws of nature? And what did it feel like to be part of it? Jon Butterworth is one of the leading physicists at CERN and this book is the first popular inside account of the hunt for the Higgs. It is a story of incredible scientific collaboration, inspiring technological innovation and ground-breaking science. It is also the story of what happens when the world's most expensive experiment blows up, of neutrinos that may or may not travel faster than light, and the reality of life in an underground bunker in Switzerland. This book will also leave you with a working knowledge of the new physics and what the discovery of the Higgs particle means for how we define the laws of nature. It will take you to the cutting edge of modern scientific thinking.

Most Wanted Particle

Author: Jon Butterworth
Editor: The Experiment
ISBN: 1615192468
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An award-winning physicist who led the historic hunt for the God Particle offers “an excellent, accessible guide to one of science’s greatest discoveries” (The Sunday Times). An Observer Top Ten Science and Technology Book Our understanding of the universe hinges on a baffling question: how does a sea of tiny, massless particles acquire mass? The answer, in theory, is a subatomic particle known as the Higgs boson. Sometimes called the God Particle, the Higgs is the missing link between the birth of our universe and the tangible world we experience. But for more than fifty years, scientists wondered: Does the Higgs exist? Physicist Jon Butterworth was at the frontlines of the hunt for the Higgs at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider—perhaps the most ambitious experiment in history, conducted deep underground beneath the border of Switzerland and France, near Geneva. In Most Wanted Particle, Butterworth gives us a rare insider’s account of that exciting, uncertain time when life at the cutting edge of science meant media scrutiny, late-night pub debates, dispiriting false starts, and countless hours at the collider itself. As Butterworth explains, our first glimpse of the elusive Higgs brings us a giant step closer to understanding the universe—and points the way to an entirely new kind of physics. “A vivid account of what the process of discovery was really like for an insider.” —Peter Higgs

Elementary Particle Physics

Author: Andrew J. Larkoski
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108496989
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Introduces the fundamentals of particle physics with a focus on modern developments and an intuitive physical interpretation of results.

Physics In 50 Milestone Moments

Author: James Lees
Editor: Quad Books
ISBN: 0857627627
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Physics in 50 Milestone Moments is a lively, accessible, and thought-provoking introduction to physics, its history, and its practitioners. Uniquely, it is structured around a timeline of landmark events that vividly brings to life the evolution of this most fundamental science; from the Stone Age, through the classical era and the Renaissance, to the present day. As well as offering a comprehensive guide to physics, this book helps make the big ideas intelligible to us by placing them in their real-world contexts.

A Map Of The Invisible

Author: Jon Butterworth
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1473537703
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A SUNDAY TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR 'A magnificent, compelling and insightful voyage to the frontier of knowledge from a great writer with a deep understanding.' Brian Cox What is the universe really made of? How do we know? Follow the map of the invisible to find out... Over the last sixty years, scientists around the world have worked together to explore the fundamental constituents of matter, and the forces that govern their behaviour. The result, so far, is the ‘Standard Model’ of elementary particles: a theoretical map of the basic building blocks of the universe. With the discovery of the Higgs boson in 2012, the map as we know it was completed, but also extended into strange new territory. A Map of the Invisible is an explorer’s guide to the Standard Model and the extraordinary realms of particle physics. After shrinking us down to the size of a sub-atomic particle, pioneering physicist Jon Butterworth takes us on board his research vessel for a journey in search of atoms and quarks, electrons and neutrinos, and the forces that shape the universe. Step by step, discovery by discovery, we journey into the world of the unseen, from the atom to black holes and dark matter, and beyond, to the outer reaches of the cosmos and the frontiers of human knowledge. Beautifully illustrated, with gradually evolving maps offering an inventive visual glossary as the journey progresses, A Map of the Invisible provides an essential introduction to our world, and to particle physics. It is a landmark work of non-fiction by one of the great scientists and science writers of today.

The Michigan Life Conference On New Technologies In Transportation November 1 2 3 1939

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Proceedings Of The Michigan Life Conference On New Technologies In Transportation November 1 2 3 1939

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American Decades

Author: Victor Bondi
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ISBN: 9780810388826
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An exploration of American life from 1970 through 1979, looking at key people, events, and topics in the arts, business and the economy, education, fashion, government and politics, law, lifestyles and social trends, media, medicine and health, religion, science and technology, and sports.