Higgs discovery

the power of empty space

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Lisa Randall: Higgs discovery (2013, Ecco Solo, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers)

99 pages

English language

Published Nov. 18, 2013 by Ecco Solo, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

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Randall, the Frank J. Baird, Jr., Professor of Science at Harvard University and the author of New York Times Notable Books Knocking on Heaven's Door and Warped Passages, explains the science behind the monumental Higgs boson discovery, its exhilarating implications, and the power of empty space.--

"On July 4, 2012, physicists at the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva made history when they discovered an entirely new type of subatomic particle that many scientists believe is the Higgs boson. For forty years, physicists searched for this capstone to the Standard Model of particle physics--the theory that describes both the most elementary components that are known in matter and the forces through which they interact. This particle points to the Higgs field, which provides the key to understanding why elementary particles have mass."--

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A reasonable review of the Higgs work at the LHC along with some good background on the Higgs field and the nature of empty space.returnreturnHowever it feels like a collection of journalism and short articles with lots of references to the author's other books. A compilation of material that feels too hasty and without a coherent flow.

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