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By Randall, Lisa

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On July 4th, 2012, one of physics' most exhilarating results was announced: an entirely new kind of particle had been discovered at the Large Hadron Collider. The particle u a Higgs boson u is the key to verifying and understanding the Higgs mechanism that underlies elementary pa... read full description below.

ISBN 9781847922571
Barcode 9781847922571
Published 9 August 2012 by Vintage
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ISBN-13 9781847922571
ISBN-10 1847922570
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Vintage
Imprint The Bodley Head Ltd
Publication Date 9 August 2012
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Randall, Lisa
Category Popular Science
Number of Pages 64
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 4mm
Weight 68g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Higgs bosons, Higgs bosons
NBS Text Popular Science
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 500
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

On July 4th, 2012, one of physics' most exhilarating results was announced: an entirely new kind of particle had been discovered at the Large Hadron Collider. The particle u a Higgs boson u is the key to verifying and understanding the Higgs mechanism that underlies elementary particle masses. Harvard Professor Lisa Randall, one of the world's most cited and influential theoretical physicists, and author of the bestselling Knocking on Heaven's Door and Warped Passages, deftly explains both this epochal discovery and it's startlingly beautiful implications.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review A lucid, deft and engaging summation of dogged determination and heroic engineering Nature
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Lisa Randall is Professor of Phsyics at Harvard University. She is one of today's most influential and most cited cited theoretical physicists, and has received numerous awards and honours. Randall is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Physical Society, and is the recipient of several honorary degrees. When not solving the problems of the universe, she can be found rock climbing, skiing, or contributing to art-science connections.

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