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The Resource Massive : the missing particle that sparked the greatest hunt in science, Ian Sample

Massive : the missing particle that sparked the greatest hunt in science, Ian Sample

Label
Massive : the missing particle that sparked the greatest hunt in science
Title
Massive
Title remainder
the missing particle that sparked the greatest hunt in science
Statement of responsibility
Ian Sample
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This science story, the biggest of our time, spans four decades, weaving together the personal narratives and international rivalries behind the search for the "God particle," or Higgs boson. A story of grand ambition, intense competition, clashing egos, and occasionally spectacular failures, Massive is the first book that reveals the science, culture, and politics behind the biggest unanswered question in modern physics--what gives things mass? Drawing upon his unprecedented access to Peter Higgs, after whom the particle is named, science journalist Ian Sample chronicles the multinational and multibillion-dollar quest to solve the mystery of mass. For scientists, to find the God particle is to finally understand the origin of mass, and until now, the story of their search has never been told.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sample, Ian
Dewey number
539.7/21
Index
index present
LC call number
QC793.5.B62
LC item number
S26 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Higgs bosons
  • Large Hadron Collider (France and Switzerland)
Label
Massive : the missing particle that sparked the greatest hunt in science, Ian Sample
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Long road to Princeton -- Shadow of the bomb -- Seventy-nine lines -- The enchanted prince -- An earnest revenge -- Reagan's renegade -- Massive Maggie -- The end is not nigh -- The Gordian knot -- Chasing the wind -- Hidden world
Control code
ocm535492222
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 260 pages
Isbn
9780465019472
Lccn
2010023132
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)535492222
  • (Sirsi) a1053759
Label
Massive : the missing particle that sparked the greatest hunt in science, Ian Sample
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Long road to Princeton -- Shadow of the bomb -- Seventy-nine lines -- The enchanted prince -- An earnest revenge -- Reagan's renegade -- Massive Maggie -- The end is not nigh -- The Gordian knot -- Chasing the wind -- Hidden world
Control code
ocm535492222
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 260 pages
Isbn
9780465019472
Lccn
2010023132
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)535492222
  • (Sirsi) a1053759

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