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Author Aczel, Amir D.

Title Present at the creation : the story of CERN and the Large Hadron Collider / Amir D. Aczel.

Imprint New York : Crown Publishers, c2010.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  539.736094 Ac99p 2010    ---  Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description xvi, 271 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [253]-256) and index.
Contents The exploding protons -- The LHC and our age-old quest to understand the structure of the universe -- A place called CERN -- Building the greatest machine in history -- LHCb and the mystery of the missing antimatter -- Richard Feynman and a prelude to the standard model -- "Who ordered that?": the discoveries of leaping leptons -- Symmetries of nature, Yang-Mills theory, and quarks -- Hunting the Higgs -- How the Higgs sprang alive inside a read Camaro (and gave birth to three bosons) -- Dark matter, dark energy, and the fate of the universe -- Looking for strings and hidden dimensions -- Will CERN create a black hole? -- The LHC and the future of physics -- Afterword.
Summary In telling the story of what is perhaps the most anticipated experiment in the history of science, Aczel takes us inside the control rooms at CERN at key moments when an international team of top researchers begins to discover whether this multi-billion euro investment will fulfill its spectacular promise.
Subject Large Hadron Collider (France and Switzerland)
Colliders (Nuclear physics)
European Organization for Nuclear Research.
ISBN 9780307591678

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