Higgs Discovery: The Power of Empty Space

Higgs Discovery: The Power of Empty Space

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by Lisa Randall
     
 

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On July 4, 2012, physicists at the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva madehistory when they discovered an entirely new type of subatomic particle that many scientists believe is the Higgs boson. For forty years, physicists searched for this capstone to the Standard Model of particle physics—the theory that describes both the most elementary components that are

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On July 4, 2012, physicists at the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva madehistory when they discovered an entirely new type of subatomic particle that many scientists believe is the Higgs boson. For forty years, physicists searched for this capstone to the Standard Model of particle physics—the theory that describes both the most elementary components that are known in matter and the forces through which they interact. This particle points to the Higgs field, which provides the key to understanding why elementary particles have mass. In Higgs Discovery, Lisa Randall explains the science behind this monumental discovery, its exhilarating implications, and the power of empty space.

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ISBN-13:
9780062300478
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/24/2013
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
150,010
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

Lisa Randall studies theoretical particle physics and cosmology at Harvard University, where she is Frank B. Baird, Jr., Professor of Science. A member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, she is the recipient of many awards and honorary degrees. Professor Randall was included in Time magazine's "100 Most Influential People" of 2007 and was among Esquire magazine's "75 Most Influential People of the 21st Century." Professor Randall's two books, Warped Passages (2005) and Knocking on Heaven's Door (2011) were New York Times bestsellers and 100 Notable Books. Her stand-alone e-book, Higgs Discovery: The Power of Empty Space, was published in 2012.

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Higgs Discovery: The Power of Empty Space 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a new physics student and after reading this short book I may have found my main topic of study. I recently started reading another book on the Higgs Boson because this book made we crave more information!
Elle14 More than 1 year ago
Very technical though short it's well worth it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This only includes excerpts from other two books from the same author, and because of this it has references to other chapters of those books, which often makes it difficult to read, who is Ike?
the_curious_reader More than 1 year ago
If you want to better understand the Higgs boson discovery, buy this book and you will not be disappointed. Whether novice or advanced, you will find this text to be a valuable addition to your modern physics library.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An easy to read book that explains the importance of the Higgs Partical Discovery and how it was accomplished. Anyone with an interest in science will find this book worthy of their time regardless of knowledge level.
Anonymous 5 months ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hey, who is Higgs, and why do we call him a boson, I mean, guys, he a scientisty dude.