It was the universe's most elusive particle, the lynchpin 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, 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.
"Excellent...This book is so hard to put down. That's testament to Carroll, a practising scientist, also being a gifted writer" (New Scientist)
"Vivid...Carroll is particularly skilled at tackling the complexities of particle physics in a readable yet reasonably uncompromising" (Financial Times)
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A fascinating insight into the history of CERN
Higgs boson explained
This is a factual book this is a silly question.
OK but at times he sounded like he had been reading too long and was tired.
Physics enlightens me, does not move me, silly question.
Overall it is an excellent listen if you are interested in the story behind the discovery of the Higgs boson. It requires a modicum of understanding of particle physics but most people who are attracted by this subject will be able to understand it.