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Aczel, Amir D
Present at the creation : the story of CERN and the large hadron collider / Amir Aczel
Alternate Title Story of CERN and the large hadron collider
1st ed
New York : Crown Publishers, c2010
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 4th Floor  QC787.P73 A29 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Large Hadron Collider (France and Switzerland)
Proton-antiproton colliders
Proton-antiproton interactions
Colliders (Nuclear physics)
Particles (Nuclear physics)
Higgs bosons
Subject European Organization for Nuclear Research
Physical Description xvi, 271 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., photographs (some col.) ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references [253]-256) and index
Contents The exploding protons -- The LHC and our age-old quest to understand the structure of the universe -- A place called CERN -- Building the greatest machine in history -- LHCb and the mystery of the missing antimatter -- Richard Feynman and a prelude to the standard model -- "Who ordered that?": the discoveries of leaping leptons -- Symmetries of nature, Yang-Mills theory, and quarks -- Hunting the Higgs -- How the Higgs sprang alive inside a read Camaro (and gave birth to three bosons) -- Dark matter, dark energy, and the fate of the universe -- Looking for strings and hidden dimensions -- Will CERN create a black hole? -- The LHC and the future of physics -- Afterword
Summary In telling the story of what is perhaps the most anticipated experiment in the history of science, Aczel takes us inside the control rooms at CERN at key moments when an international team of top researchers begins to discover whether this multi-billion euro investment will fulfill its spectacular promise

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