Winner of the prestigious 2013 Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books aA modern voyage of discovery.a aFrank Wilczek, Nobel Laureate, author of The Lightness of Being The Higgs boson is one of our eraas most fascinating scientific frontiers and the key to understanding why mass exists. The most recent book on the subject, The God Particle, was a bestseller. Now, Caltech physicist Sean Carroll documents the doorway that is openingaafter billions of dollars and the efforts of thousands of researchers at the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerlandainto the mind-boggling world of dark matter. The Particle at the End of the Universe has it all: money and politics, jealousy and self-sacrifice, history and cutting-edge physicsaall grippingly told by a rising star of science writing.Imagine you see a performance by a very talented magician, who performs an amazing card trick. ... Youa#39;re also clever and persistent, and after quite a bit of thinking you come up with a way the magician could have done it, involving a thin thread secretly attached to the card. ... But you go back to catch another performance of the magiciana#39;s act, where you are able to see the card levitate once again.
|Title||:||The Particle at the End of the Universe|
|Publisher||:||Penguin - 2012-11-13|