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The God particle : if the universe is the answer, what is the question?, Leon Lederman with Dick Teresi

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The God particle : if the universe is the answer, what is the question?
Title
The God particle
Title remainder
if the universe is the answer, what is the question?
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Leon Lederman with Dick Teresi
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Contributor
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Language
eng
Summary
The quest began in 430 B.C. when a Greek philosopher smelled bread baking and imagined that an invisible particle might be the building block of all matter. He called it the a-tom - "that which cannot be cut"--And its pursuit has become science's longest-running experiment. Now, in a book of dazzling originality, Nobel laureate Leon Lederman tells the story of the 2,500-year search for the answer to an ancient question: what is the world made of? Lederman joined this search in the 1950s, and his many contributions to our understanding of subatomic architecture have ranked him among the foremost experimental physicists in the world. The God Particle is yet another remarkable achievement: drawing on a lifetime of research and teaching, Lederman shines such a clear light on the mysteries of matter that they are at last understandable to everyone. With great wit and erudition, he describes the long string of Eureka moments that have brought us tantalizingly close to unlocking the last secrets of the universe. Galileo, Newton, Faraday, Rutherford, and Einstein are just a few of the heroes in Lederman's tale, each one a brilliant detective looking for clues behind the veil of matter. The past fifty years have brought the development of the most complex experimental tool ever built - the particle accelerator, an immensely powerful knife that cuts matter into quarks and leptons and reveals the forces that drive them. Lederman explains how accelerators work and argues passionately for the need for a huge new machine that can find the ultimate a-tom. He believes that this particle - the God Particle - orchestrates the cosmic symphony, and he dreams of its discovery, hoping it will reduce the laws of physics to an equation so simple that it can fit on a T-shirt. Using humor, metaphor, and vivid storytelling, Leon Lederman takes us on an adventure into an invisible world. The God Particle is a celebration of human curiosity, a thrilling book by a man whose genius for discovering the secrets of the universe is matched by his gift for illuminating the wonders of science
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DLC
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Lederman, Leon M
Dewey number
539.7/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC793.5.B62
LC item number
L43 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Teresi, Dick
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  • Higgs bosons
  • Particles (Nuclear physics)
  • Matter
  • Science
  • Philosophie des sciences
  • Sciences
  • Histoire
  • Particule élémentaire
  • Bosons intermédiaires
  • Higgs-deeltjes
  • Matière
  • Particules (physique nucléaire)
  • Sciences
  • Higgs, Bosons de
  • Particules (Physique nucléaire)
  • Matière
  • Sciences
  • Higgs bosons
  • Matter
  • Particles (Nuclear physics)
  • Science
  • Higgs-deeltjes
  • Sciences
  • Particules (physique nucléaire)
  • Matière
  • Bosons intermédiaires
  • Elementarteilchenphysik
  • Forschung
  • Geschichte
  • Hypothetisches Teilchen
  • Kernphysik
  • Atomistik
  • Elementarteilchenphysik
  • Forschung
  • Geschichte
  • Hypothetisches Teilchen
  • Kernphysik
  • Higgs bosons
  • Particles (Nuclear physics)
  • Science
  • Matter
Label
The God particle : if the universe is the answer, what is the question?, Leon Lederman with Dick Teresi
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0736/92043583-b.html
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 412-414) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Dramatis Personae -- 1. The Invisible Soccer Ball -- 2. The First Particle Physicist -- Interlude A: A Tale of Two Cities -- 3. Looking for the Atom: The Mechanics -- 4. Still Looking for the Atom: Chemists and Electricians -- 5. The Naked Atom -- Interlude B: The Dancing Moo-Shu Masters -- 6. Accelerators: They Smash Atoms, Don't They? -- Interlude C: How We Violated Parity in a Weekend ... and Discovered God -- 7. A-tom! -- 8. The God Particle at Last -- 9. Inner Space, Outer Space, and the Time Before Time -- A Note on History and Sources
Control code
ocm27186665
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
434 pages
Isbn
9780395558492
Lccn
92043583
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o27186665
  • (OCoLC)27186665
Label
The God particle : if the universe is the answer, what is the question?, Leon Lederman with Dick Teresi
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0736/92043583-b.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 412-414) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Dramatis Personae -- 1. The Invisible Soccer Ball -- 2. The First Particle Physicist -- Interlude A: A Tale of Two Cities -- 3. Looking for the Atom: The Mechanics -- 4. Still Looking for the Atom: Chemists and Electricians -- 5. The Naked Atom -- Interlude B: The Dancing Moo-Shu Masters -- 6. Accelerators: They Smash Atoms, Don't They? -- Interlude C: How We Violated Parity in a Weekend ... and Discovered God -- 7. A-tom! -- 8. The God Particle at Last -- 9. Inner Space, Outer Space, and the Time Before Time -- A Note on History and Sources
Control code
ocm27186665
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
434 pages
Isbn
9780395558492
Lccn
92043583
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o27186665
  • (OCoLC)27186665

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