March 11 , 2010


How We Found the Higgs Boson


This informative and entertaining book provides a broad look at the fascinating history of CERN, and the physicists working in different areas at CERN who were active in the discovery of the Higgs Boson. Profound and well-structured, the contents combine present day interviews with the scientists of CERN, the world's largest laboratory dedicated to the pursuit of fundamental science, with important figures in the history of science (e.g., Maxwell, Faraday, Einstein), and also gives a lot of information on the history of quantum mechanics and the history of physics from its beginnings.

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It is an easy-to-read book on a complex topic, providing a very personal insight into the personalities of top scientists and the history of science as well. This invaluable book will capture the interest of the curious reader, telling the story of one of the greatest scientific endeavors ever.

  • The History of CERN
  • The Practitioner: Rolf-Dieter Heuer
  • The Beginning of Modern Physics: Galileo, Copernicus, and Kepler
  • The Experimentalist: Tejinder S Virdee
  • Dalton — Thomson — Rutherford — Bohr
  • The Man Who Built The LHC: Lyn Evans
  • Physics, Music, and Art: Tara Shears
  • The Theorist: John Ellis
  • Oersted — Ampère — Faraday — Maxwell
  • The Communicator: Rolf Landua
  • Albert Einstein (18791955)
  • The Japanese Way: Masaki Hori
  • The Nobel Prize Laureate: Carlo Rubbia
  • The American Friend: Sebastian White
  • Friendly Competitors: Sebastian White and Albert De Roeck
  • Rock 'n' Roll, Beer, Billiards, and Music: Jonathan Butterworth
  • The Higgs Boson — and Then?

Readership: General. Key Features:
  • Non-technical, full-bodied book jam-packed with information on the history of science and CERN which is celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2014
  • Personal interviews with the scientists of CERN, who made the practical discovery of the Higgs Boson possible, which was predicted by Peter Higgs et al., 40 years ago
  • The book paints the complete picture of the necessary means, the technology and the people to make these discoveries possible
  • It looks at CERN and the search for the Higgs boson from a very personal angle. Going beyond science and technology, it provides a profound picture of science and its impact on society at the beginning of the 21st century and beyond. CERN and the LHC are entering into everyday culture, and this non-technical book shows important aspects of the impact of scientific research on our view of the world
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