Scientists have just announced a historic discovery
on a par with the splitting of the atom: the Higgs boson, the key to
understanding why mass exists. In The
Particle at the End of the Universe, Caltech physicist and acclaimed writer
Sean Carroll takes readers behind the scenes of the Large Hadron Collider at
CERN to meet the scientists and explain this landmark event.
Particle at the End of the Universe not only explains the importance of the Higgs
boson but also the Large Hadron Collider project itself. Projects this big
don’t happen without a certain amount of conniving, dealing, and occasional
skullduggery—and Sean Carroll explores it all. This is an irresistible story
(including characters now set to win the Nobel Prize, among other glories)
about the greatest scientific achievement of our time.
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