Higgs:The Invention and Discovery of the ‘God Particle’

| August 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

So since the biggest news in the world of science these days is the discovery of Higgs boson, let’s check out something related. “Higgs: The Invention and Discovery of the “God Particle” is a brand new book about the discovery of the famous particle. The author, Jim Baggott digs deep into the history of the particle and does his best to explain the significance of it.


Book Details

  • File Size: 970 KB
  • Print Length: 300 pages
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford (July 27, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008L0EF2U
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #23,493 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

About the Author

Jim Baggott is a freelance science writer. He was a lecturer in chemistry at the University of Reading but left to pursue a business career, where he first worked with Shell International Petroleum Company and then as an independent business consultant and trainer. His many books include Atomic: The First War of Physics,  Beyond Measure: Modern Physics, Philosophy and the Meaning of Quantum Theory,  A Beginner’s Guide to Reality,  and A Quantum Story: A History in 40 Moments.


About the Book

The hunt for the Higgs particle has involved the biggest, most expensive experiment ever. So what is this particle called the Higgs boson? Why does it matter so much? What does this “God particle” tells us about the Universe? And was finding it really worth all the effort? These and other questions will be answered in the book in great detail.

Let’s be honest, not many people understand the concept behind the famous particle, thus it’s natural that many people wonder what’s the fuss about the discovery which cost billions of dollars. And the good thing about this new book by Jim Baggott is that it showed up exactly in time to clear the fog surrounding the great discovery. It doesn’t only show the readers, why it was worth to spend all that money, but it also presents the history of the particle, which completed the standard model.

You’ve read the book? Feel free to share your thoughts about it in the comment section below.


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