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Opis: The Infinity Puzzle - Frank Close

We are living in a Golden Age of Physics. Forty or so years ago, three brilliant, yet little-known scientists - an American, a Dutchman, and an Englishman - made breakthroughs which later inspired the construction of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Geneva: a 27 kilometre-long machine that cost ten billion dollars, took twenty years to build, and finally discovered a particle consistent with the Higgs boson. The Infinity Puzzle is the inside story of those forty years of research, breakthrough, and endeavour. Peter Higgs, Gerard 't Hooft and James Bjorken were the three scientists whose work is explored here, played out across the decades against a backdrop of high politics, low behaviour, and billion dollar budgets. Written by Frank Close, the eminent physicist and award-winning writer, The Infinity Puzzle also draws upon the author's close friendships with those involved. In July 2012, in the days leading up to the momentous announcement that the Higgs boson had indeed been discovered, Frank Close and Peter Higgs were together at a conference in Sicily. In this paperback edition, Close includes a substantial epilogue reflecting on the announcement, its implications, and the impact on Peter Higgs and others.Prologue: Amsterdam 1971 ; GENESIS ; 1. The Point of Infinity ; 2. Shelter Island and QED ; 3. Feynman, Schwinger...and Tomonaga (and Dyson) ; Intermission 1950 ; 4. Abdus Salam - A Strong Beginning ; 5. Yang-Mills...and Shaw ; 6. The Identity of John Ward ; 7. The Marriage of Weak and Electromagnetic Forces - to 1964 ; Intermission 1960 ; 8. Broken Symmetries ; 9. "The Boson That Has Been Named After Me", aka the Higgs Boson ; Intermission mid 1960s ; 10. 1967 - from Kibble to Salam and Weinberg ; 11. "And Now I Introduce Mr 't Hooft" ; Intermission early 1970s ; REVELATION ; 12. BJ and the Cosmic Quarks ; 13. A Comedy of Errors ; Intermission 1975 ; 14. Heavy Light ; 15. "Warmly Admired Richly Deserved" ; 16. The Big Machine ; Intermission the end of the 20th century ; 17. To Infinity and Beyond ; Postscript ; Epilogue: Bonfire of the Infinities ; Bibliography ; Acronyms for Notes ; Notes ; Index


Szczegóły: The Infinity Puzzle - Frank Close

Tytuł: The Infinity Puzzle
Autor: Frank Close
Producent: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199673308
Rok produkcji: 2013
Ilość stron: 432
Oprawa: Miękka
Waga: 0.64 kg


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The Infinity Puzzle

We are living in a Golden Age of Physics. Forty or so years ago, three brilliant, yet little-known scientists - an American, a Dutchman, and an Englishman - made breakthroughs which later inspired the construction of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Geneva: a 27 kilometre-long machine that cost ten billion dollars, took twenty years to build, and finally discovered a particle consistent with the Higgs boson. The Infinity Puzzle is the inside story of those forty years of research, breakthrough, and endeavour. Peter Higgs, Gerard 't Hooft and James Bjorken were the three scientists whose work is explored here, played out across the decades against a backdrop of high politics, low behaviour, and billion dollar budgets. Written by Frank Close, the eminent physicist and award-winning writer, The Infinity Puzzle also draws upon the author's close friendships with those involved. In July 2012, in the days leading up to the momentous announcement that the Higgs boson had indeed been discovered, Frank Close and Peter Higgs were together at a conference in Sicily. In this paperback edition, Close includes a substantial epilogue reflecting on the announcement, its implications, and the impact on Peter Higgs and others.Prologue: Amsterdam 1971 ; GENESIS ; 1. The Point of Infinity ; 2. Shelter Island and QED ; 3. Feynman, Schwinger...and Tomonaga (and Dyson) ; Intermission 1950 ; 4. Abdus Salam - A Strong Beginning ; 5. Yang-Mills...and Shaw ; 6. The Identity of John Ward ; 7. The Marriage of Weak and Electromagnetic Forces - to 1964 ; Intermission 1960 ; 8. Broken Symmetries ; 9. "The Boson That Has Been Named After Me", aka the Higgs Boson ; Intermission mid 1960s ; 10. 1967 - from Kibble to Salam and Weinberg ; 11. "And Now I Introduce Mr 't Hooft" ; Intermission early 1970s ; REVELATION ; 12. BJ and the Cosmic Quarks ; 13. A Comedy of Errors ; Intermission 1975 ; 14. Heavy Light ; 15. "Warmly Admired Richly Deserved" ; 16. The Big Machine ; Intermission the end of the 20th century ; 17. To Infinity and Beyond ; Postscript ; Epilogue: Bonfire of the Infinities ; Bibliography ; Acronyms for Notes ; Notes ; Index

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