The Particle Odyssey: A Journey to the Heart of Matter [NOOK Book]

The Particle Odyssey: A Journey to the Heart of Matter

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1. The world of particle physics
2. Voyage into the atom
3. The structure of the atom
4. The extraterrestrials
5. The cosmic rain
6. The challenge of the big machines
7. The particle explosion
8. Colliders and image chambers
9. From charm to top
10. The 'whys' of particle physics
11. Futureclash
12. Particles at work
Table of particles
Further reading/acknowledgements
Picture credits
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From the Publisher

"Succeeds in providing readers with an overview of the historical development of particle physics and an appreciation of the exciting ideas that drive current research. No book better captures the visual and intellectual sweep of a century of particle physics."--American Scientist

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780191647444
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, UK
  • Publication date: 11/11/2004
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 23 MB
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Meet the Author

Frank Close is a particle physicist at Oxford University and has spent several years working at CERN, home to the largest particle accelerator in the world. He is the author of several popular science books, including Too Hot to Handle, Lucifer's Legacy, and The Particle Explosion (with Michael Marten and Christine Sutton). Michael Marten is Founder and Director of the Science Photo Library, London. Christine Sutton is a physicist based at Oxford University. She is on the board of the British Association for the Advancement of Science.

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Table of Contents

1 The world of particles 1
2 Voyage into the atom 17
3 The structure of the atom 35
4 The extraterrestrials 49
5 The cosmic rain 65
6 The challenge of the big machines 81
7 The particle explosion 107
8 Colliders and image chambers 129
9 From charm to top 157
10 Future challenges 187
11 Futureclash 207
12 Particles at work 221
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2002

    A must read for the ever-curious!

    For any fan of science and those curious about why the world is the way we see it, A journey to the Heart of Matter will delight readers with a no holds bared look in to the world of particle Physics. Often technical but never overbearingly so, I find myself reading this book over and over again!

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