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The Resource Collider : the search for the world's smallest particles, Paul Halpern

Collider : the search for the world's smallest particles, Paul Halpern

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Collider : the search for the world's smallest particles
Title
Collider
Title remainder
the search for the world's smallest particles
Statement of responsibility
Paul Halpern
Title variation
Collider
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the search for the worlds smallest particles
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Language
eng
Summary
Halpern (physics and mathematics, U. of the Sciences, Philadelphia) has a good track record for explaining complex science to general readers, most notably in his What's Science Ever Done for Us?. Here he narrows his focus to subatomic particles, and the subparticles that comprise them, and so on and so on down to the most fundamental nugget of existence. The particles are described in the context of the theoretical work that predicted them, and empirical research--particularly the technology--that discovered them. His topics include the quest for a theory of everything, Rutherford's scattering experiments, the first accelerators, the Tevatron and the Super Proton Synchrotron, building the Large Hadron Collider, looking for portals to higher dimensions, and microscopic black holes. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Writing style
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388030
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DLC
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1961-
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Halpern, Paul
Dewey number
539.7/376094
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Large Hadron Collider (France and Switzerland)
  • Particles (Nuclear physics)
  • European Organization for Nuclear Research
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adult
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the search for the world's smallest particles
Label
Collider : the search for the world's smallest particles, Paul Halpern
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 233-243) and index
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
Control code
ocn301885628
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 260 p.
Isbn
9780470286203
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2009007114
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)301885628
Label
Collider : the search for the world's smallest particles, Paul Halpern
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 233-243) and index
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
Control code
ocn301885628
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 260 p.
Isbn
9780470286203
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2009007114
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)301885628

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