by Frank Close


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ISBN-13: 9780199550166
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 02/28/2009
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Frank Close, Emeritus Professor of Physics, Oxford University, and Fellow, Exeter College, Oxford

Frank Close is an eminent research theoretical physicist in nuclear and particle physics. Currently Emeritus Professor of Physics at Oxford University and a Fellow of Exeter College, he was formerly the Head of the Theoretical Physics Division at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory. He served as Chair of the UK Space Exploration Working Group 2007 which culminated with Tim Peake's launch to the ISS. He is the author of several books, including the best-selling Lucifer's Legacy (OUP, 2000), and was the winner of the Kelvin Medal of the Institute of Physics for his 'outstanding contributions to the public understanding of physics'. His other books include Neutrino (OUP, 2011), Eclipse: Journeys to the Dark Side of the Moon (OUP, 2017), and OUP Very Short Introductions to Nuclear Physics (2015), Particle Physics (2004), and Nothing (2009) In 2013, Professor Close was awarded the Royal Society Michael Faraday Prize for communicating science.

Table of Contents

Foreword: 'Genesis'
1. Antimatter: Fact or Fiction?
2. The Material World
3. Tablets of Stone
4. A Cosmic Discovery
5. Annihilation
6. Storing Antimatter
7. The Mirror Universe
8. Why is There Anything at All?
9. Revelations
Appendix: The Cost of Antimatter
Appendix: 'The Dirac Code'

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Antimatter 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
FaceMan More than 1 year ago
Mr. Close writes a good book about anti-matter/physics, which talks about sub-atomic particles and atoms and so forth. It is interesting, but I found other books more compelling, such as the ones appended to this page. Although I do not have much to say about it, the book is a good little read and does not weigh down one with scientific terminology. It is a good start to reading more dense books on this subject matter. I highly recommend Michio Kaku's book, great and fun read; and Susskind's book about his contentious relationship with Mr. Hawking is interesting and a good read as well.
CharlesFerdinand on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
If you want to find out about antimatter, but you don't have the background in physics and mathematics to deal with the heavy stuff, this is the book for you. In a very clear and readble style (sometimes even too chatty for my liking) Frank Close gives a great overview of the question (and some criticism of Dan Brown). It reads like a thriller.
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