9780718892753

Higgs Force

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  • ISBN13:

    9780718892753

  • ISBN10:

    0718892755

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-02-01
  • Publisher: Lutterworth Pr
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Summary

Higgs Force tells the story of how physicists have unlocked the secrets of matter and the forces of nature to produce dramatic modern understandings of the cosmos. For centuries researchers have followed this quest and now there is just one component of the modern synthesis of particle physics whose existence is yet to be confirmed in the laboratory the Higgs particle. It explains how a universe built on simple symmetrical principles engenders life and exhibits the diversity and complexity that we see all around us.

Author Biography

Nicholas Mee tells the human story, whilst presenting an accurate account of the science. It is a story about great characters and their astonishing achievements. Higgs Force is accessible and engaging: entertaining whilst offering deep insights into fundamental physics. Nicholas Mee received his PhD in theoretical particle physics from the University of Cambridge. He is the director of software company Virtual Image and the author of many maths and science multimedia CD-ROMs. He is a fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsp. 6
Introductionp. 9
Seeing the World through Kaleidoscope Eyesp. 13
Unity is Strengthp. 46
The Dreams That Stuff Is Made Ofp. 76
QEDp. 109
We Are Stardust!p. 140
Zen and the Art of Quark Dynamicsp. 167
The Mystery of the Secret Symmetryp. 205
The Grand Synthesisp. 235
The Ultimate Prizep. 264
Appendix: Landau and Higgsp. 294
Notesp. 300
Further Readingp. 320
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