The Missing Particle That Sparked the Greatest Hunt in Science

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The biggest science story of our time, Massive spans four decades, weaving together the personal narratives and international rivalries behind the search for the "God" particle, or Higgs boson. A story of grand ambition, intense competition, clashing egos, and occasionally spectacular failures, Massive is the first book that 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, award-winning science writer 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, and until now, the story of their search has never been told.

Publisher: New York : Basic Books, c2010
ISBN: 9780465019472
Branch Call Number: 539.721 SAM 2010 22
Characteristics: xi, 260 p. ; 25 cm


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Jul 10, 2012

about a week after I read this excellent book the scientists at the L.H.C. discovered the Higgs Boson!
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