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The Particle at the End of the Universe | [Sean Carroll]

The Particle at the End of the Universe

It was the universe's most elusive particle, the lynchpin for everything scientists dreamed up to explain how physics works. It had to be found. But projects as big as CERN's Large Hadron Collider don't happen without incredible risks - and occasional skullduggery. In the definitive account of this landmark event, Sean Carroll reveals the insights, rivalry, and wonder that fuelled the Higgs discovery, and takes us on a riveting and irresistible ride to the very edge of physics today.
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Publisher's Summary

It was the universe's most elusive particle, the lynchpin for everything scientists dreamed up to explain how physics works. It had to be found. But projects as big as CERN's Large Hadron Collider don't happen without incredible risks - and occasional skullduggery.

In the definitive account of this landmark event, Sean Carroll reveals the insights, rivalry, and wonder that fuelled the Higgs discovery, and takes us on a riveting and irresistible ride to the very edge of physics today.

©2012 Sean Carroll (P)2013 Recorded Books LLC

What the Critics Say

"Excellent...This book is so hard to put down. That's testament to Carroll, a practising scientist, also being a gifted writer" (New Scientist)

"Vivid...Carroll is particularly skilled at tackling the complexities of particle physics in a readable yet reasonably uncompromising" (Financial Times)

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    mr augustenborg, Denmark 12-01-13
    mr augustenborg, Denmark 12-01-13 Member Since 2011
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    "A fascinating insight into the history of CERN"
    If you could sum up The Particle at the End of the Universe in three words, what would they be?

    Higgs boson explained


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Particle at the End of the Universe?

    This is a factual book this is a silly question.


    What about Jonathan Hogan’s performance did you like?

    OK but at times he sounded like he had been reading too long and was tired.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Physics enlightens me, does not move me, silly question.


    Any additional comments?

    Overall it is an excellent listen if you are interested in the story behind the discovery of the Higgs boson. It requires a modicum of understanding of particle physics but most people who are attracted by this subject will be able to understand it.

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