The Particle at the End of the Universe

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Pages: 352
Subject: Psychology, Popular Science
Imprint: Oneworld

The Particle at the End of the Universe

The Hunt for the Higgs and the Discovery of a New World

Sean Carroll

The definitive, behind-the-scenes account of the landmark discovery of the Higgs boson at CERN's Large Hadron Collider, from acclaimed physicist Sean Carroll
9781780742458 (2 May 2013)
RRP £9.99

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Winner of the 2013 Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books

It was the universe's most elusive particle, the linchpin for everything scientists dreamed up to explain how physics works. It had to be found. But projects as big as CERN's Large Hadron Collider don't happen without incredible risks - and occasional skullduggery. In the definitive account of this landmark event, Caltech physicist and acclaimed science writer Sean Carroll reveals the insights, rivalry, and wonder that fuelled the Higgs discovery, and takes us on a riveting and irresistible ride to the very edge of physics today.

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Subject Psychology, Popular Science
Pages 352
Imprint Oneworld


About the Author

Sean Carroll is a theoretical physicist at the California Institute of Technology. In addition to the Royal Society Winton Prize, he has been awarded prizes and fellowships from the National Science Foundation, NASA, the American Physical Society and the American Institute of Physics. He lives in Los Angeles. Follow him @seanmcarroll and read his blog at


"[Carroll's] writing is accessible and peppered with cultural refernces... but don't be fooled Carroll isn't afraid to wade into topics that have befuddled even brand-name physicists."-"Wired"

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