Book

A Zeptospace Odyssey: A Journey into the Physics of the LHC

Gian Francesco Giudice

Published in print December 2009 | ISBN: 9780199581917
Published online February 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191723001 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199581917.001.0001
A Zeptospace Odyssey: A Journey into the Physics of the LHC

More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics

GO

Show Summary Details

Preview

It is at this very moment that the most ambitious scientific experiment of all time is about to begin, and yet its precise aims are rather poorly understood by the general public. This book provides an everyman's guide for understanding and following the discoveries that will take place within the next few years at the LHC project at CERN. This book shares an insider's view of the world of particle physics and allows for an appreciation of a true intellectual revolution that is about to take place. The technological innovations required to build the LHC constitute not the least among the many astonishing aspects of this scientific adventure, and they too are described here as part of the LHC story. The book culminates with an outline of the scientific aims and expectations at the LHC. Does the mysterious Higgs boson exist? Does space hide supersymmetry or extend into extra dimensions? How can colliding protons at the LHC unlock the secrets of the origin of our universe? These questions are all framed and then addressed by an expert in the field.

Keywords: LHC; particle physics; collider experiments; CERN; new theories; new discoveries; Higgs boson; supersymmetry; extra dimensions

Book.  288 pages.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »


Table of Contents

Prologue in A Zeptospace Odyssey: A Journey into the Physics of the LHC

Chapter

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Dissecting Matter in A Zeptospace Odyssey: A Journey into the Physics of the LHC

Chapter

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Forces of Nature in A Zeptospace Odyssey: A Journey into the Physics of the LHC

Chapter

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Sublime Marvel in A Zeptospace Odyssey: A Journey into the Physics of the LHC

Chapter

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Stairway to Heaven in A Zeptospace Odyssey: A Journey into the Physics of the LHC

Chapter

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

The Lord of the Rings in A Zeptospace Odyssey: A Journey into the Physics of the LHC

Chapter

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Telescopes Aimed at Zeptospace in A Zeptospace Odyssey: A Journey into the Physics of the LHC

Chapter

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Breaking Symmetries in A Zeptospace Odyssey: A Journey into the Physics of the LHC

Chapter

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Dealing with Naturalness in A Zeptospace Odyssey: A Journey into the Physics of the LHC

Chapter

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Supersymmetry in A Zeptospace Odyssey: A Journey into the Physics of the LHC

Chapter

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

See all items in Oxford Index »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.