The Particle at the End of the Universe : How the Hunt for the Higgs Boson Leads Us to the Edge of a New World

Sean Carroll

Winner of the prestigious 2013 Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books "A modern voyage of discovery." --Frank Wilczek, Nobel Laureate, author of The Lightness of Being The Higgs boson is one of our.

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era's most fascinating scientific frontiers and the key to understanding why mass exists. The most recent book on the subject, The God Particle, was a bestseller. Now, Caltech physicist Sean Carroll documents the doorway that is opening--after billions of dollars and the efforts of thousands of researchers at the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland--into the mind-boggling world of dark matter. The Particle at the End of the Universe has it all: money and politics, jealousy and self-sacrifice, history and cutting-edge physics--all grippingly told by a rising star of science writing.