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1472210336
Smashing physics: inside the world's biggest experiment
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Author: Butterworth, Jon
Publication year: 2015
Media class: Paperback
Classification: 539.721
Publisher: Headline, 2015
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781472210333
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Originally published: 2014
Includes bibliographical references and index
The discovery of the Higgs boson made headlines around the world. Two scientists, Peter Higgs and Francois Englert, whose theories predicted its existence, shared a Nobel Prize. The discovery was the culmination of the largest experiment ever run, the ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN's Large Hadron Collider. But what really is a Higgs boson and what does it do? How was it found? And how has its discovery changed our understanding of the fundamental laws of nature? And what did it feel like to be part of it? Jon Butterworth is on
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