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Great overview of LHC status,
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This review is from: Knocking On Heaven's Door: How Physics and Scientific Thinking Illuminate the Universe and the Modern World (Hardcover)
The subtitle of the book (and the brief presentation in The Daily Show) lead me to think that it is about modern day physicist relation to the world. In a way it is, but much less philosophical than I thought. The book is mostly about the discoveries that the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN is expected to find. If I didn't knew better I would have regarded Lisa Randall an Euopean scientist: The LHC and the CERN is mentioned so much that it almost looks like an advertisment... The European point of view even go so far that all units in the book is metric (which I prefer).
The book is OK, and Lisa Randall is writing with much enthusiasm. She does know her job, and she can present the physical theories in a way so that a layman have a chance of understanding. Still, I would have preferred that the book folowed its subtitle more - and had less of LHC.