By Leon M. Lederman
Two best physicists talk about the significance of the Higgs Boson, the way forward for particle physics, and the mysteries of the universe but to be unraveled.
On July four, 2012, the long-sought Higgs Boson--aka "the God Particle"--was came across on the world's greatest particle accelerator, the LHC, in Geneva, Switzerland. On March 14, 2013, physicists at CERN proven it. This elusive subatomic particle types a box that permeates the full universe, growing the hundreds of the common debris which are the fundamental development blocks of every thing within the recognized world--from viruses to elephants, from atoms to quasars.
beginning the place Nobel Laureate Leon Lederman's bestseller The God Particle left off, this incisive new publication explains what is subsequent. Lederman and Hill speak about key questions that might occupy physicists for years to come:
* Why have been scientists confident that whatever just like the "God Particle" needed to exist?
* What new debris, forces, and legislation of physics lie past the "God Particle"?
* What strong new accelerators at the moment are wanted for the USA to recapture a management position in technological know-how and to arrive "beyond the God Particle," similar to Fermilab's deliberate Project-X and the Muon Collider?
utilizing considerate, witty, daily language, the authors exhibit how all of those interesting questions are major scientists ever deeper into the cloth of nature. Readers of The God Particle will no longer are looking to leave out this crucial sequel.
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The authors also underscore the importance of the learning of science by young people. Here, the continuing efforts of Prometheus Books in the publication of science books are gratefully acknowledged, as are the huge contributions of schools throughout the country. We especially acknowledge the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, recognized as one of the most successful science high schools in the nation, and Fermilab, the greatest national laboratory in the Western Hemisphere and our favorite in the solar system.
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However, with the mounting federal budget deficit (not to mention severe pressure from my majority whip), it has become increasingly difficult over the past couple of years for fiscal conservatives such as myself to vote for any expensive scientific endeavor. We'll support better technologies for oil drilling, but a Super Collider is just too hard for me to support. ) Federal spending has to be prioritized, and this has been steadily eroding my support for the SSC. We have to get on with starving the beast of a federal government that has such a voracious appetite.
Beyond the God Particle by Leon M. Lederman