The Elementary Particles

Antonio Ereditato

Published: June 2017 | 404 pp.

What is the true nature of the elementary particles everyone talks about? How do they look like? What influence do they exert on our planet and our lives? Antonio Ereditato takes us on an adventurous journey inside the atom, showing us what is really going on in the realm of the «infinitely small»: does the quark have a colour? How can we be certain that the Higgs boson really exists? What does really go on at CERN when the Large Hadron Collider is put into motion? The Elementary Particles is an essential, stunning guide to all the things we don’t see.

Antonio Ereditato is Professor of Physics at the University of Berna. He conducts experimental research at CERN.

English (World), MIT Press

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