The Large Hadron Collider

The Large Hadron Collider

The Extraordinary Story of the Higgs Boson and Other Stuff That Will Blow your Mind

Book - 2014
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Since 2008 scientists have conducted experiments in a hyperenergized, 17-mile supercollider beneath the border of France and Switzerland. The Large Hadron Collider (or what scientists call "the LHC") is one of the wonders of the modern world—a highly sophisticated scientific instrument designed to recreate in miniature the conditions of the universe as they existed in the microseconds following the big bang. Among many notable LHC discoveries, one led to the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics for revealing evidence of the existence of the Higgs boson, the so-called God particle. Picking up where he left off in The Quantum Frontier, physicist Don Lincoln shares an insider’s account of the LHC’s operational history and gives readers everything they need to become well informed on this marvel of technology.
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014
ISBN: 9781421413518
1421413515
Branch Call Number: Science & Nature 539.736 Lin

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