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The Resource The Large Hadron Collider : the extraordinary story of the Higgs boson and other stuff that will blow your mind, Don Lincoln

The Large Hadron Collider : the extraordinary story of the Higgs boson and other stuff that will blow your mind, Don Lincoln

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The Large Hadron Collider : the extraordinary story of the Higgs boson and other stuff that will blow your mind
Title
The Large Hadron Collider
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the extraordinary story of the Higgs boson and other stuff that will blow your mind
Statement of responsibility
Don Lincoln
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Since 2008, scientists have conducted experiments in a hyperenergized, 17-mile supercollider beneath the border of France and Switzerland. The Large Hadron Collider is one of the wonders of the modern world -- a highly sophisticated scientific instrument designed to recreate in miniature the conditions of the universe as they existed in the microseconds following the Big Bang. Among many notable LHC discoveries, one led to the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics for revealing evidence of the existence of the Higgs boson, the so-called God particle. Physicist Don Lincoln shares an insider's account of the LHC's operational history. Lincoln offers insight into an accident that derailed the operation nine days after the collider's 2008 debut. A faulty solder joint started a chain reaction that caused a massive explosion, damaged 50 superconducting magnets, and vaporized large sections of the conductor. The crippled LHC lay dormant for over a year, while technical teams repaired the damage. Lincoln also devotes an entire chapter to the Higgs boson and Higgs field, using several extended analogies to help explain the importance of these concepts to particle physics. In the final chapter, he describes what the discovery of the Higgs boson tells us about our current understanding of basic physics and how the discovery now keeps scientists awake over a nagging inconsistency in their favorite theory
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DLC
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Lincoln, Don
Dewey number
539.7/360944
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QC793.5.B62
LC item number
L557 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Higgs bosons
  • Large Hadron Collider (France and Switzerland)
  • Particles (Nuclear physics)
  • Higgs bosons
  • Large Hadron Collider (France and Switzerland)
  • SCIENCE / Nuclear Physics
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The Large Hadron Collider : the extraordinary story of the Higgs boson and other stuff that will blow your mind, Don Lincoln
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-217) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Beginnings and building blocks -- Stuff we already know -- Accelerators and the LHC -- Incredible detectors -- Teething pains and triumphs -- The dramatic Higgs saga -- Looking for something new -- The future is bright!
Control code
ocn876367903
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 223 pages
Isbn
9781421413518
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013040921
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40024042865
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)876367903
  • (Sirsi) a1837417
Label
The Large Hadron Collider : the extraordinary story of the Higgs boson and other stuff that will blow your mind, Don Lincoln
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-217) 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
Beginnings and building blocks -- Stuff we already know -- Accelerators and the LHC -- Incredible detectors -- Teething pains and triumphs -- The dramatic Higgs saga -- Looking for something new -- The future is bright!
Control code
ocn876367903
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 223 pages
Isbn
9781421413518
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013040921
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40024042865
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)876367903
  • (Sirsi) a1837417

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