Present at the creation : the story of CERN and the Large Hadron Collider / Amir D. Aczel.
By: Aczel, Amir D.Material type: TextPublisher: New York : Crown Publishers, c2010Edition: 1st ed.Description: xvi, 271 p.,  p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9780307591678; 0307591670.Subject(s): Large Hadron Collider (France and Switzerland) | Colliders (Nuclear physics) | European Organization for Nuclear ResearchDDC classification: 539.7/36094
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Includes bibliographical references (p. -256) and index.
The exploding protons -- The LHC and our age-old quest to understand the structure of the universe -- A place called CERN -- Building the greatest machine in history -- LHCb and the mystery of the missing antimatter -- Richard Feynman and a prelude to the standard model -- "Who ordered that?": the discoveries of leaping leptons -- Symmetries of nature, Yang-Mills theory, and quarks -- Hunting the Higgs -- How the Higgs sprang alive inside a read Camaro (and gave birth to three bosons) -- Dark matter, dark energy, and the fate of the universe -- Looking for strings and hidden dimensions -- Will CERN create a black hole? -- The LHC and the future of physics -- Afterword.
In telling the story of what is perhaps the most anticipated experiment in the history of science, Aczel takes us inside the control rooms at CERN at key moments when an international team of top researchers begins to discover whether this multi-billion euro investment will fulfill its spectacular promise.