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Smashing Physics Hardcover – 22 May 2014

4.3 out of 5 stars 27 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Headline (22 May 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1472210301
  • ISBN-13: 978-1472210302
  • Product Dimensions: 16.2 x 2.9 x 23.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 27 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 386,669 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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[An] excellent account of one of the greatest intellectual adventures of modern times . . . I loved this insider's story of the discovery of the Higgs boson. (Roger Highfield Sunday Times)

Like The Lord of the Rings, Smashing Physics takes readers on a long path with many moments of peril and uncertainty to reach the triumphant discovery of the Higgs Boson (Jim Gates, US Science advisor to President Obama)

This is more than just another telling of the story of the hunt for the Higgs at the LHC - the reader here is utterly immersed in the politics, excitement and sheer intellectual adventure of discovery... from someone who was actually there! The process of scientific research is laid bare in all its glory, warts and all, and emerges as a delightful example of what is best about human intellectual endeavour. (Jim Al-Khalili)

A charming, enlightening bulletin from one of the most exciting fields of human endeavour (Guardian)

The book contains a fascinating inside perspective of the discovery of the Higgs Boson. It offers an insight into the intense, bewildering and intimidating media scrutiny that physicists aren't used to, combined with intimate details about the life of a high-powered physicist and some lovely explanations of the physics behind the discovery (New Scientist)

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The first insider account of the work at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, the discovery of the Higgs particle - and what it all means for our understanding of the laws of nature.

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