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This popular book introduces the ideas, terminology, and techniques of high-energy physics. Insights into the structure of matter from the atom down to the quark are made accessible to readers who have no physics background.
"With hardly a mathematical formula, Ms. Schwarz clearly explains the language and much of the substance of elementary particle physics." -FROM THE INTRODUCTION BY STANLEY GLASHOW, HARVARD UNIVERSITY, NOBEL LAUREATE
1. Matter in the Early 20th Century; 2. Forces and Interactions; 3. A Glimpse at the Particle Zoo; 4. More Particles and Conservation Rules; 5. Simplification of the Zoo; 6. The Standard Model; 7. Particle Accelerators; 8. Particle Detectors; 9. Open Questions; Appendix