Hunting the Higgs
The Inside Story of the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider
Claudia Marcelloni & Colin Barras
The inside story of one of the world’s largest particle detectors, from its inception in the late 1980s to its first years of operation in the 2010s.
168 x 246 mm
IPPY Bronze Medal 2014 - Science
In 2008, the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva began investigating the most powerful particle collisions physicists have ever created. Its discoveries include evidence of a new particle that many think is the famous and long-sought Higgs boson. This book tells the story of one of the world’s largest particle detectors, from its inception in the late 1980s to its construction in the 2000s and its first years of operation in the 2010s. Find out why a machine designed to find tiny subatomic particles exceeds the height of the tallest dinosaurs, why the ATLAS detector throws away 99.998% of the data it finds in the blink of an eye – and why its search for discoveries that will change the way we think about the universe has only just begun.Purchase on Amazon
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