Higgs Discovery: The Power Of Empty Space: The Power Of Empty Space

Paperback | September 24, 2013

byLisa Randall

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On July 4, 2012, physicists at the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva madehistory 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. In Higgs Discovery, Lisa Randall explains the science behind this monumental discovery, its exhilarating implications, and the power of empty space.

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On July 4, 2012, physicists at the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva madehistory 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 elementa...

Lisa Randall studies theoretical particle physics and cosmology at Harvard University, where she is the Frank J. Baird, Jr., Professor of Science and the author of theNew York TimesNotable BooksKnocking on Heaven's DoorandWarped Passages. Her work has set her among the most cited and influential theoretical physicists today, and she is...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.25 inPublished:September 24, 2013Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780062300478

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Higgs If you're wondering what all the fuss was about, this book will explain what and why. Not particularly tough going for those new to particle physics. If anything, the lady is a bit too diffident but it was enjoyable.
Date published: 2014-09-23