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Particle Physics: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) Paperback – 13 May 2004

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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford (13 May 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0192804340
  • ISBN-13: 978-0192804341
  • Product Dimensions: 17.3 x 1 x 11.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 64 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 22,659 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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In this compelling introduction to the fundamental particles that make up the universe, Frank Close takes us on a journey into the atom to examine known particles such as quarks, electrons, and the ghostly neutrino. Along the way he provides fascinating insights into how discoveries in particle physics have actually been made, and discusses how our picture of the world has been radically revised in the light of these developments. He concludes by looking ahead to new ideas about the mystery of antimatter, the number of dimensions that there might be in the universe, and to what the next 50 years of research might reveal.

About the Author

Frank Close is Professor of Physics at Oxford University and a Fellow of Exeter College. He was formerly the Head of the Theoretical Physics Division at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, and Head of Communications and Public Education at CERN. He is the author of several books, including the best-selling Lucifer's Legacy (OUP, 2000), and was the winner of the Kelvin Medal of the Institute of Physics for his 'outstanding contributions to the public understanding of physics'. His other books include The Cosmic Onion (1983), The Particle Explosion (1987), End (1988), Too Hot to Handle (1991), and The Particle Odyssey (OUP, 2002). In 2013 Professor Close was awarded the Royal Society Michael Faraday Prize for communicating science.


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