The Particle at the End of the Universe: How the Hunt for the Higgs Boson Leads Us to the Edge of a New World

The Particle at the End of the Universe: How the Hunt for the Higgs Boson Leads Us to the Edge of a New World

by Sean Carroll
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The Particle at the End of the Universe: How the Hunt for the Higgs Boson Leads Us to the Edge of a New World 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
74scruffy74 More than 1 year ago
I have been reading physics for about 10 years. In small amounts I have begun to understand partical theory. This book is very difficult to read as a lay person, but it does put all the pieces to the theories together. I had a deeper appreciation for science, and a deeper understanding of just what the Higgs Field is. It is not just the partical called the Higgs. This partical completes our current knowledge, somewhat like when the periodic table was completed. There are diagrams concerning all particals. This goes into depth about each ones "spin" and "weight". Read and re-read, it does complete the understanding of Partical physics.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The text was good. The diagrams are not legible on my Nook.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have been reading books about Quantum Physics for two years. When the best physicist says "if you think you understand the quantum world, you are mistaken", it is really true. This book is a very heavy science book to read. It is deep into the micro world. If that is not to your liking, it is not for you. However; for the first time, the list of strange particles finally was presented in a relatively complete form. It was presented in groups that made sense. This was done without extensive formulas. It was written for the lay person. Be sure to read the appendices at the end as well. Naturally it is only a beginning of what is yet to come but stay tuned.
DrZeus More than 1 year ago
This is an interesting history of the Higgs boson, from theoretical foundation to the attempt to verify its existence.
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We found the higgs boson in 2013.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun, interesting, easy to read!