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1.0 out of 5 stars A patchwork of random information, 1 Nov 2013
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This review is from: Higgs Discovery: The Power of Empty Space (Paperback)
As other reviewers mentioned, this micro-booklet seems to be a collection of what could be news headlines, blog posts and some personal thoughts around the subject. My expectation was to get an introduction to the subject which could be light but logical/structured, as a starting point for further reading. For example, from the very first pages the author delves into how to find hints of the boson by the way it decays, and then here and there mentions that this thing we are looking for gives mass to particles. In my view this is an upside down exposition for which in my university days I would have been failed at Physics I. Maybe it's me being stuck in needing to first know the Why, and only then be ready to dig into the How.
I would have given 0 stars to be fair if it wasn't for the one bit of information I got out of it, which is that Peter Higgs attended the same school as Paul Dirac in Bristol, which happens to be a city very dear to me.
The only way these printed pages can be defined is a wrapper to advertise her other books, which of course I am now not that keen to spend my money on. Not worth half its price.
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