The Neutrino Hunters : The Chase for the Ghost Particle and the Secrets of the Universe, Paperback Book

The Neutrino Hunters : The Chase for the Ghost Particle and the Secrets of the Universe Paperback

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Before the Higgs boson, there was a maddening search for another particle - the ghostly neutrino.

First detected in 1956, its fleeting appearances have teased answers to many mysteries: How did the Big Bang happen?

Why is antimatter so rare? What might dark matter be made of? And could faster-than-light travel be possible, overturning Einstein's theory of special relativity?

But the quest for the neutrino also encompasses adventure, from Cold War defections and extra dimensions to mile-deep holes in the Antarctic ice and a troubled genius who disappeared without a trace.

With The Neutrino Hunters, renowned astrophysicist Ray Jayawardhana delivers a thrilling detective story of revolutionary science.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256 pages, 15 black & white illustrations
  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Popular science
  • ISBN: 9781780743264

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