By Sean B. Carroll
Scientists have simply introduced an historical discovery on a par with the splitting of the atom: the Higgs boson, the foremost to figuring out why mass exists has been came across. In The Particle on the finish of the Universe, Caltech physicist and acclaimed author Sean Carroll takes readers backstage of the big Hadron Collider at CERN to satisfy the scientists and clarify this landmark event.
The Higgs boson is the particle that greater than six thousand scientists were trying to find utilizing the big Hadron Collider, the world’s greatest and optimum power particle accelerator, which lies in a tunnel 17 miles in circumference, as deep as 575 toes underneath the Franco-Swiss border close to Geneva. It took ten years to construct and this seek has now rate over $9 billion and required the collaboration of engineers from a couple of hundred countries.
What is so unique concerning the Higgs boson? We didn’t fairly recognize needless to say if something on the subatomic point had any mass in any respect until eventually we chanced on it. in actual fact, whereas now we have basically solved the mass puzzle, there are issues we didn’t expect and percentages we haven’t but dreamed. A doorway is starting into the brain boggling, a bit of scary international of darkish topic. We in basic terms stumbled on the electron simply over 100 years in the past and contemplating the place that took us—from nuclear power to quantum computing--the innovations that may consequence from the Higgs discovery could be world-changing.
The Particle on the finish of the Universe not just explains the significance of the Higgs boson but additionally the big Hadron Collider venture itself. tasks this vast don’t occur with out a specific amount of conniving, dealing, and coffee skullduggery— and Sean Carroll explores all of it. this can be an impossible to resist tale (including characters now set to win the Nobel Prize between different glories) concerning the maximum medical fulfillment of our time.