Cracking the Particle Code of the Universe: The Hunt for the by John W. Moffat

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).

Show description

Read Online or Download Cracking the Particle Code of the Universe: The Hunt for the Higgs Boson PDF

Similar science books

Farewell to Reality: How Modern Physics Has Betrayed the Search for Scientific Truth

From acclaimed technology writer Jim Baggot, a pointed critique of recent theoretical physics.

In this attractive new quantity, Jim Baggott argues that there's no observational or experimental proof for plenty of of the guidelines of recent theoretical physics: super-symmetric debris, large strings, the multiverse, the holographic precept, or the anthropic cosmological precept. those theories aren't purely unfaithful; they aren't even technology.

They are fairy-tale physics: fantastical, extraordinary and infrequently outrageous, even perhaps confidence-trickery. This e-book presents a much-needed antidote. knowledgeable, complete, and balanced, it deals lay readers the most recent rules in regards to the nature of actual truth whereas essentially distinguishing among truth and myth.

With its enticing pics of many vital figures of contemporary physics, together with Paul Davies, John Barrow, Brian Greene, Stephen Hawking, and Leonard Susskind, it grants to be crucial examining for all readers attracted to what we all know and don't learn about the character of the universe and truth itself.

For the Love of Physics: From the End of the Rainbow to the Edge of Time - A Journey Through the Wonders of Physics

Universally praised for the remarkably enjoyable, creative, and infrequently wacky ways that Walter Lewin brings the fun of physics to life—from super-charging a tricycle with a fireplace extinguisher to risking his existence via placing his head within the course of a swinging wrecking ball—For the affection of Physics takes readers on a wonderful trip, establishing our eyes as by no means ahead of to the fantastic good looks and gear of all that physics can divulge to us, from the good, most unearthly positive aspects of the tiniest bits of subject, to the wonders of our daily lives.

Atmospheric science

Wallace and Hobbs' unique version of Atmospheric technological know-how helped outline the sector approximately 30 years in the past, and has served because the cornerstone for many college curriculums. Now scholars and pros alike can use this up to date vintage to appreciate atmospheric phenomena within the context of the most recent discoveries and applied sciences, and get ready themselves for extra complicated examine and real-life challenge fixing.

Mössbauer Spectroscopy in Materials Science

Fabric technology is among the such a lot evolving fields of human actions. Invention and consequent advent of recent fabrics for useful and/or technological reasons calls for as whole wisdom of the actual, chemical, and structural homes as attainable to make sure right and optimum utilization in their new good points.

Additional info for Cracking the Particle Code of the Universe: The Hunt for the Higgs Boson

Example text

6 Z. Ge and W. Li (vεi + ri) 2 cos θ εi Warping & Adding di 2 Comparing ri Fig. 1 GPU-based error metric and LOD selecting For massive terrain data, we partition the terrain mesh into equal square tiles (size of 257 9 257), which elevation data are saved by terms of array. In preprocessing stage, we compute the nested geometric error of each vertex of every tile according to Eq. 2 during pre-processing, and saved by array too. Moreover, in order to project nested screen space error, we compute a nested bounding sphere radius array according to Eq.

Then we compute nested geometry error of each node, and organize the tile data in such a way that arrange each quad node according to nested geometry error and form an array, the front data have larger error. Because array is sorted as nested error, so when a node is loaded into memory, all of its ancestors must be in memory as well. The memory layout for any given node is shown in Fig. 2. A Large-Scale Terrain Rendering Method With GPU-Based Geometry Compression 7 Fig. 2 Node order sorted by nested geometry error After a tile is partitioned, the tile’s height values can be quantized.

Arijit Ukil, Jaydip Sen and Sumit Ghosh DeSPoT: A Method for the Development and Specification of Policies for Trust Negotiation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tormod Håvaldsrud, Birger Møller-Pedersen, Bjørnar Solhaug and Ketil Stølen Extended NIST Prime Family for Efficient Modular Reduction. . . Young In Cho, Nam Su Chang, Chang Han Kim and Seokhie Hong 81 93 105 High Attack Cost: Hash Based RFID Tag Mutual Authentication Protocol . . . . .

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.00 of 5 – based on 12 votes