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From the Publisher"There are many gems within these pages... The author has managed to bring out the importance of experiment in the field, and to explain both the reasoning and the difficulties behind these experiments, but does not get bogged down in minutiae. We are left with an excellent introduction to the thinking behind modern quantum field theory."
Dr. Todd Huffman, Oxford University
"Students who want to study these esoteric matters would be well advised to digest this excellent book first."
"The bottom line, however, is that as a particle physicist I enjoyed Bettini's book three times – not unlike a fine wine: the first time when admiring its contents; the second when reading it; and a third time when teaching from it. Bravo, Sandro!"
James W Rohlf, Boston University for CERN Courier
"He has a talent to render complicated things as simple and clear as possible. His phrasing is very agreeable and effective. … Bettini provides the reader with a deep insight of the main steps which have brought to the present formulation of the Standard Model, with its essential ingredients, its limits and open questions. His description is fluent and appealing."
Il Nuovo Saggiatore
"… provides (postgraduate and advanced undergraduate) students with an admirably clear account of the Standard Model. … The prose is consistently fluent and interesting, the author's knowledge up-to-date and detailed and the explanations admirably lucid. … excellent book …"