Higgs Discovery: The Power of Empty Space

| August 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

“Higgs Discovery: The Power of Empty Space” is a new book by Lisa Randall and it is currently in the no. 1 spot of the Amazon physics best-seller list. So, since the discovery of the Higgs is still a hot topic, let’s check out this cool little book.

 

Book Details

  • File Size: 331 KB
  • Print Length: 83 pages
  • Publisher: Ecco (July 24, 2012)
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008LUYZFM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1 in Physics (see top 100 in Physics)

 

About the Author

Lisa Randall is an author of two popular books on cutting-edge physics and a celebrated theorist herself. She is a proffesor of physics at Harvard university. Her work has been featured in in Time magazine, the New York Times, Rolling Stone, Esquire, Vogue, the Economist, Scientific American, and elsewhere. Other books of Lisa Randall include: Knocking on Heaven Doors and Warped Passages.

 

Short Review

Ever since the discovery of Higgs boson there has been a lot of confusion about the famous particle and Lisa Randall’s book appeared just in time to answer many of these questions.  The long-theorized fundamental particle has represented the Holy Grail for physicists exploring the world of the very, very small for almost 50 years, and its discovery paves the way forward for our understanding of a range of questions about the physical universe, from why matter has mass to what exactly happens in “empty” space. These and other questions are answered in this short (83 pages) and easy to read book. The book does good job at explaining the significance of Higgs boson in a simple way, thus I would highly recommend it, especially having in mind its cheap price.

You have read the book? If so feel free to write your thoughts on it in the comment section below. 

 Links:

1. “Higgs Discovery” on Amazon (kindle edition):

 

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