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Author Sample, Ian

Title Massive : the missing particle that sparked the greatest hunt in science / Ian Sample

Publ Info New York, N.Y. : Basic Books, [2010]
 CCRI-Warwick  QC793.5 .B62 S26 2010    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  QC793.5.B62 S26 2010    AVAILABLE
 Salve Main Collection  QC793.5.B62 S26 2010    AVAILABLE
 URI  QC793.5.B62 S26 2010    AVAILABLE
 Wheaton Stacks  QC793.5.B62 S26 2010    AVAILABLE
1 copy ordered for CCRI-Warwick Orders on 06-15-2011.
Descript xi, 260 pages ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Long road to Princeton -- Shadow of the bomb -- Seventy-nine lines -- The enchanted prince -- An earnest revenge -- Reagan's renegade -- Massive Maggie -- The end is not nigh -- The Gordian knot -- Chasing the wind -- Hidden world
Note This science story, spans four decades, weaving together the personal narratives and international rivalries behind the search for the "God particle," or Higgs boson. Massive reveals the science, culture, and politics behind the biggest unanswered question in modern physics--what gives things mass? Drawing upon his unprecedented access to Peter Higgs, after whom the particle is named, science journalist Ian Sample chronicles the multinational and multibillion-dollar quest to solve the mystery of mass. For scientists, to find the God particle is to finally understand the origin of mass.--From publisher description
LC subject Higgs bosons
Large Hadron Collider (France and Switzerland)
Link Online version: Sample, Ian. Massive. New York : Basic Books, c2010 (OCoLC)763128908
ISBN 9780465019472 (alk. paper)