How to Find a Higgs Boson--And Other Big Mysteries in the World of the Very Small

Ivo Van Vulpen (Author) Serena Oggero (Illustrator)
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Description

Particle physicist Ivo van Vulpen invites us on a journey to the frontiers of our knowledge. This lively account of the detection of the Higgs boson is filled with compelling stories about work at the world's highest-energy particle accelerator and inspiring reflections on the value of science to humanity.

Product Details

Price
$28.00  $25.76
Publisher
Yale University Press
Publish Date
February 18, 2020
Pages
272
Dimensions
5.8 X 1.1 X 8.3 inches | 1.0 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780300244182
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About the Author

Ivo van Vulpen is a particle physicist working at the University of Amsterdam and at Nikhef, the Dutch National Institute on Subatomic Particles. He is a member of the ATLAS experiment at CERN.

Reviews

"The passion van Vulpen feels for fundamental particle physics is clear--and his conversational style makes that enthusiasm contagious."--Jordy de Vries, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

"Both fun and serious, with authentic detail and lovely illustrations, Van Vulpen takes us from the physics of everyday life to the heart of matter and the edge of knowledge."--Jon Butterworth, author of Atom Land: A Guided Tour Through the Strange (and Impossibly Small) World of Particle Physics​


"In this engaging and charming book, van Vulpen takes us on a journey inward, to the smallest building blocks of nature, showing us how these discoveries were made and what impact they have had on our lives."--Gregory Gbur, author of Falling Felines and Fundamental Physics