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Collider : the search for the world's smallest particles

Author: Paul Halpern
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the science and engineering principles behind the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and outlines this device's potential to allow mankind to finally discover the elusive Higgs boson particle, the theorized particle that gives all matter mass.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Halpern
ISBN: 9780470643914 0470643919 9780470286203 0470286202 9780470485996 047048599X 9780470486207 0470486201 9780470486214 047048621X
OCLC Number: 700510747
Notes: Originally published: 2009.
Description: xx, 260 pages : illustrations
Contents: Journey to the heart of the Large Hadron Collider --
The machinery of perfection --
The secrets of creation --
The quest for a theory of everything --
Striking gold : Rutherford's scattering experiments --
Smashing successes : the first accelerators --
A compelling quartet : the four fundamental forces --
A tale of two rings : the Tevatron and the Super Proton Synchrotron --
Deep in the heart of Texas : the rise and fall of the Superconducting Super Collider --
Cashing by design : building the Large Hadron Collider --
Denizens of the dark : resolving the mysteries of dark matter and dark energy --
The brane drain : looking for portals to higher dimensions --
Microscopic black holes : a boon to science or a boom for the world? --
The future of high-energy physics : the International Linear Collider and beyond.
Responsibility: Paul Halpern.

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Explores the science and engineering principles behind the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and outlines this device's potential to allow mankind to finally discover the elusive Higgs boson particle, the theorized particle that gives all matter mass.
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