The Particle at the End of the Universe : The Hunt for the Higgs and the Discovery of a New World Paperback
by Sean Carroll
Winner of the 2013 Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books It was the universe's most elusive particle, the linchpin for everything scientists dreamed up to explain how physics works.
It had to be found. But projects as big as CERN's Large Hadron Collider don't happen without incredible risks - and occasional skullduggery.
In the definitive account of this landmark event, Caltech physicist and acclaimed science writer Sean Carroll reveals the insights, rivalry, and wonder that fuelled the Higgs discovery, and takes us on a riveting and irresistible ride to the very edge of physics today.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 352 pages, Illustrations (black and white)
- Publisher: Oneworld Publications
- Publication Date: 02/05/2013
- Category: Popular science
- ISBN: 9781780742458
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Review by pierthinker
Sean Carroll is a physicist by trade so knows his particles from his waves and fields. He presents a thrilling vision of the discovery of the Higgs boson and why it is so important to the fundamental search for the truth about Nature. Carroll writes well and holds the interest even through the unfathomable depths of particle physics and the Standard Model. I am not convinced that anyone outside the physics world will fully understand even the simplified explanation given here.