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Beyond the god particle / Leon Lederman, Christopher Hill.

Lederman, Leon M., (Author).

  • Book Book
  • ISBN: 9781616148010
  • ISBN: 1616148012
  • Description: 325 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Amherst, New York : Prometheus Books, 2013.

Available copies

  • 2 of 3 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Gloucester. (Show all copies)

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0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Gloucester Adult Nonfiction 539.72/Lederman (Text to Phone) Checked out 12/19/2015
Marblehead Adult Nonfiction 539.72 LEDERMAN 2013 (Text to Phone) Available -
Salem State University Stacks QC 793.5 .B62 L425 2013 (Text to Phone) Available -

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-317) and index.
Contents Note: Introduction -- A brief history of the big questions -- Who ordered that? -- All about mass -- Mass under the microscope -- The weak interactions and the Higgs Boson -- Microscopes to particle accelerators -- The world's most powerful particle accelerators -- Rare processes -- Neutrinos -- Project X -- Beyond the Higgs Boson.
Summary: "Two leading physicists discuss the importance of the Higgs Boson, the future of particle physics, and the mysteries of the universe yet to be unraveled. On July 4, 2012, the long-sought Higgs Boson--aka "the God Particle"--was discovered at the world's largest particle accelerator, the LHC, in Geneva, Switzerland. On March 14, 2013, physicists at CERN confirmed it. This elusive subatomic particle forms a field that permeates the entire universe, creating the masses of the elementary particles that are the basic building blocks of everything in the known world--from viruses to elephants, from atoms to quasars. Starting where Nobel Laureate Leon Lederman's bestseller The God Particle left off, this incisive new book explains what's next. Lederman and Hill discuss key questions that will occupy physicists for years to come: * Why were scientists convinced that something like the "God Particle" had to exist? * What new particles, forces, and laws of physics lie beyond the "God Particle"? * What powerful new accelerators are now needed for the US to recapture a leadership role in science and to reach "beyond the God Particle," such as Fermilab's planned Project-X and the Muon Collider? Using thoughtful, witty, everyday language, the authors show how all of these intriguing questions are leading scientists ever deeper into the fabric of nature. Readers of The God Particle will not want to miss this important sequel"-- ǂc Provided by publisher.- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Higgs bosons.
Particles (Nuclear physics) > Philosophy.
Matter > Constitution.
Hill, Christopher T., 1951- author. (Added Author).

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