Particle Physics

Pages: 224
Series: Beginner's Guides
Imprint: Oneworld
Illustrations: Illustrations

Particle Physics

A Beginner's Guide

Brian Martin

A wide-ranging tour of the field, from its beginnings in nuclear physics to the discovery of quarks to present-day research into string theory, the mystery of antimatter, and the search for the elusive God particle.
Paperback
9781851687862 (1 Mar 2011)
RRP £9.99 / US$14.99

The Book

Gaining notoriety as the science behind the controversial experiments of the Large Hadron Collider, particle physics explores our most fundamental and mind-blowing problems: How did the Universe start? What are we made of? How small is the smallest thing? Without presuming any prior scientific knowledge, Brian R. Martin takes readers on a wide-ranging tour of the field, from its beginnings in nuclear physics to the discovery of quarks to present-day research into string theory, the mystery of antimatter, and the search for the elusive God particle.

Additional Information

Series Beginner's Guides
Pages 224
Imprint Oneworld
Illustrations Illustrations

 

About the Author

UK

Brian R. Martin is emeritus professor of physics at University College London, where he was Head of the Physics Department until 2004. His book on Nuclear and Particle Physics, now in its second edition, has become an established undergraduate textbook.

US

Brian R. Martin is emeritus professor of physics at University College London, where he chaired the physics department until 2004. His book Nuclear and Particle Physics (Wiley) is an established college textbook, now in its second edition.