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Massive: The Missing Particle That Sparked the Greatest Hunt in Science - Ian Sample
Massive: The Missing Particle That Sparked the Greatest Hunt in Science
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The biggest science story of our time, Massive spans four decades, weaving together the personal narratives and international rivalries behind the search for the “God" particle, or Higgs boson. A story of grand ambition, intense competition, clashing egos, and occasionally spectacular failures,... show more
The biggest science story of our time, Massive spans four decades, weaving together the personal narratives and international rivalries behind the search for the “God" particle, or Higgs boson. A story of grand ambition, intense competition, clashing egos, and occasionally spectacular failures, Massive is the first book that reveals the science, culture, and politics behind the biggest unanswered question in modern physics—what gives things mass? Drawing upon his unprecedented access to Peter Higgs, after whom the particle is named, award-winning science writer Ian Sample chronicles the multinational and multibillion-dollar quest to solve the mystery of mass. For scientists, to find the God particle is to finally understand the origin of mass, and until now, the story of their search has never been told.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780465058730 (0465058736)
Publisher: Basic Books
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
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Krycek
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4.0 Massive by Ian Sample
If you don't know what the Higgs boson is (and you're not a physicist) then don't feel too bad. For us non-physicists, the concept is fascinating, but still rather obtuse. If you are a physicist and don't know, then you may consider seeking a different profession because this has been one of the mo...
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0.0 Massive: The Hunt for the God Particle
WARNING: THERE WILL BE A SHORT QUIZ AT THE END OF THIS REVIEWOkay, now that I've got your attention, read the following descriptions of two subatomic particles, then answer the question. The particles in question are the Higgs and the inflaton. Ready?____________________________________Theoretical s...
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