A Zeptospace Odyssey: A Journey into the Physics of the LHC by Gian Francesco Giudice

A Zeptospace Odyssey: A Journey into the Physics of the LHC

byGian Francesco Giudice

Hardcover | January 24, 2010

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At this very moment the most ambitious scientific experiment of all time is beginning, and yet its precise aims are little understood by the general public. This book aims to provide an everyman's guide for understanding and following the discoveries that will take place within the next fewyears at the Large Hadron Collider project at CERN. The reader is invited to share an insider's view of the theory of particle physics, and is equipped to appreciate the scale of the intellectual revolution that is about to take place. The technological innovations required to build the LHC areamong the most astonishing aspects of this scientific adventure, and they too are described here as part of the LHC story. The book culminates with an outline of the scientific aims and expectations at the LHC. Does the mysterious Higgs boson exist? Does space hide supersymmetry or extend intoextra dimensions? How can colliding protons at the LHC unlock the secrets of the origin of our universe? These questions are all framed and then addressed by an expert in the field. While making no compromises in accuracy, this highly technical material is presented in a friendly, accessible style.The book's aim is not just to inform, but to give the reader the physicist's sense of awe and excitement, as we stand on the brink of a new era in understanding the world in which we all live.

About The Author

Dr. Gian Francesco Giudice is a theoretical particle physicist and has been a member of the Theoretical Physics Division at CERN since 1993. Born in 1961, he graduated from the University of Padua and obtained his PhD in theoretical physics from ISAS in Trieste. His career has always been closely related to collider research: before c...

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Title:A Zeptospace Odyssey: A Journey into the Physics of the LHCFormat:HardcoverDimensions:272 pagesPublished:January 24, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199581916

ISBN - 13:9780199581917

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Table of Contents

1. PrologueI: A Matter of Particles2. Dissecting Matter3. Forces of Nature4. Sublime MarvelII:The Starship of Zeptospace5. Stairway to Heaven6. The Lord of the Rings7. Telescopes Aimed at ZeptospaceIII: Missions in Zeptospace8. Breaking Symmetries9. Dealing with Naturalness10. Supersymmetry11. From Extra Dimensions to New Forces12. Exploring the Universe with a Microscope13. Epilogue

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"This fascinating book is entertaining and comprehensible, leading the reader to the world of extremes: the high technology of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN and its huge particle detectors, the quest for the Higgs particle and the mysterious Dark Matter, and the theories of superstringsand extra dimensions at the verge of human imagination." --Thomas Lohse, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany