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Higgs Discovery: The Power of Empty Space
 

Higgs Discovery: The Power of Empty Space (EPUB ebook)

By Randall, Lisa

On July 4th, 2012, one of physics' most exhilarating results was announced: a new particle - and very likely a new kind of particle - had been discovered at the Large Hadron Collider. This book explains this epochal discovery and it's implications.

ISBN 9781448161164
Barcode 9781448161164
Published 31 July 2012 by Random House
Available in EPUB format
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Language en

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ISBN-13 9781448161164
ISBN-10 1448161169
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Random House
Imprint Vintage Digital
Publication Date 31 July 2012
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Randall, Lisa
Category Science: General Issues
Popular Science
Physics
Number of Pages 64
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
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 Electronic Book

On July 4th, 2012, one of physics' most exhilarating results was announced: a new particle - and very likely a new kind of particle - had been discovered at the Large Hadron Collider, the huge particle accelerator designed to reproduce energies present in the universe a fraction of a second after the Big Bang. The particle's existence had been speculated on for nearly fifty years: here, finally, was proof.Professor Lisa Randall of Harvard University is one of the world's most influential theoretical physicists, and author of the bestselling Knocking on Heaven's Door and Warped Passages. In Higgs Discovery she 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"

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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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