Higgs Boson Particle and Impact on Cosmology

Higgs Boson Particle and Impact on Cosmology

by Dr. Jon Schiller PhD

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Higgs Boson Particle and Impact on Cosmology by Dr. Jon Schiller PhD

It was announced on 4th July 2012 that the Higgs boson had been discovered in the CERN particle collider in Geneva, Switzerland. Scientists at the world's biggest atom smasher hailed the discovery of "the missing cornerstone of physics", cheering the apparent end of a decades-long quest for a new subatomic particle called the Higgs boson, or "God particle," which could help explain why all matter has mass and crack open a new realm of subatomic science.

As the technical findings were announced by two independent teams involving more than 5,000 researchers, the usually sedate corridors of the European Center for Nuclear Research, or CERN, erupted in frequent applause and standing ovations. Physicists who spent their careers in pursuit of the particle shed tears.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781478381648
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/18/2012
Pages: 204
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.53(d)

About the Author

Jon Schiller received the BS in Physics from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and the MS and Ph.D. from the University of Southern California (USC). As an executive of an Aerospace Corporation he designed guidance and control systems for aircraft and missiles. After retiring he became active writing documentary books using research from the Internet in addition to creating books about Options Trading strategies which used his mathematical skills.

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