The Neutrino Hunters : The Chase for the Ghost Particle and the Secrets of the Universe Paperback
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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 256 pages, 15 black & white illustrations
- Publisher: Oneworld Publications
- Publication Date: 02/01/2014
- Category: Popular science
- ISBN: 9781780743264