Atom Land: A Guided Tour through the Strange (and Impossibly Small) World of Particle Physics

By Jon Butterworth
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6.60 Hours 04/03/2018 unabridged
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Atom Land brings the impossibly small world of particle physics to life, taking listeners on a guided journey through the subatomic world. Listeners will sail the subatomic seas in search of electron ports, boson continents, and hadron islands. The sea itself is the quantum field, complete with quantum waves. Beware dark energy and extra dimensions, embodied by fantastical sea creatures prowling the far edges of the known world. Your tour guide through this whimsical—and highly instructive— world is Jon Butterworth, leading physicist at CERN (the epicenter of today’s greatest findings in physics). Over a series of journeys, he shows how everything fits together, and how a grasp of particle physics is key to unlocking a deeper understanding of many of the most profound mysteries—and science’s possible answers—in the known universe.

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An Audible Pick of Most Anticipated Listens of Spring

An Amazon Best Book of the Month

Atom Land brings the impossibly small world of particle physics to life, taking listeners on a guided journey through the subatomic world. Listeners will sail the subatomic seas in search of electron ports, boson continents, and hadron islands. The sea itself is the quantum field, complete with quantum waves. Beware dark energy and extra dimensions, embodied by fantastical sea creatures prowling the far edges of the known world.

Your tour guide through this whimsical—and highly instructive— world is Jon Butterworth, leading physicist at CERN (the epicenter of today’s greatest findings in physics). Over a series of journeys, he shows how everything fits together, and how a grasp of particle physics is key to unlocking a deeper understanding of many of the most profound mysteries—and science’s possible answers—in the known universe.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“An amusing journey through the obscure world of particle physics…illuminates the murkiest of concepts.” Scientific American
“[A] bracing voyage into particle physics, captained by experimental physicist Jon Butterworth…Sea legs achieved, you’re ready for wilder shores, such as the Dirac—Milne universe.” Nature
“These are exciting times for fundamental physics, and Butterworth describes with clarity, humor, and enthusiasm the lie of the land at the ultimate frontier. You will not find a better tour guide.” Times Higher Education (UK)

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Author

Author Bio: Jon Butterworth

Jon Butterworth, author of Most Wanted Particle, is one of the leading physicists on the Large Hadron Collider and is head of Physics and Astronomy at University College London. He writes the popular Life and Physics blog for the Guardian and has written articles for a range of publications including the Guardian and New Scientist. He divides his time between London and Geneva, Switzerland.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Runtime: 6.60
Audience: Adult
Language: English