By John W. Moffat
One of the present books that remember the invention of the Higgs boson, Cracking the Particle Code of the Universe is a unprecedented aim therapy of the topic. The e-book is an insider's behind-the-scenes examine the arcane, interesting global of theoretical and experimental particle physics prime as much as the new discovery of a brand new boson. If the recent boson is certainly the Higgs particle, its discovery represents a huge milestone within the historical past of particle physics. despite the fact that, regardless of the strain to award Nobel Prizes to physicists linked to the Higgs boson, John Moffat argues that there nonetheless stay very important facts analyses to be played ahead of uncorking the champagne.
John Moffat is Professor Emeritus of Physics on the collage of Toronto and a senior researcher on the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. famous for his outside-the-box learn on issues resembling darkish subject, darkish strength, and the various velocity of sunshine cosmology (VSL), his new ebook takes a serious examine the hype surrounding the Higgs boson. within the strategy, he offers a cogent and sometimes interesting heritage of particle physics and an exploration of different theories of particle physics that don't function the Higgs boson, together with his personal. He provides a close and private description of the way theoretical physicists get a hold of new theories, and emphasizes how conscientiously experimental physicists needs to interpret the complicated info now popping out of accelerators just like the huge Hadron Collider (LHC).
The booklet doesn't shrink back from debatable issues reminiscent of the sociology of particle physics. there's great strain on tasks just like the $9 billion LHC to return up with optimistic ends up in order to safe investment for the longer term. but up to now, the Higgs boson could be the merely optimistic consequence to emerge from the LHC experiments. The searches for darkish subject debris, mini-black holes, additional dimensions, and supersymmetric debris have all arise empty-handed, with severe effects for theoretical physics, together with string idea and gravity theory.
John Moffat is usually the writer of Reinventing Gravity (2008) and Einstein Wrote Back (2010).
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