The Particle at the End of the Universe by Sean Carroll audiobook

The Particle at the End of the Universe

By Sean Carroll
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10.73 Hours Unabridged
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It was the universe’s most elusive particle, the lynchpin for everything scientists dreamed up to explain how physics works. It had to be found. But projects as big as CERN’s Large Hadron Collider don’t happen without incredible risks—and occasional skullduggery. In the definitive account of this landmark event, Sean Carroll reveals the insights, rivalry, and wonder that fueled the Higgs discovery and takes us on a riveting and irresistible ride to the very edge of physics today.

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It was the universe’s most elusive particle, the lynchpin for everything scientists dreamed up to explain how physics works. It had to be found. But projects as big as CERN’s Large Hadron Collider don’t happen without incredible risks—and occasional skullduggery. In the definitive account of this landmark event, Sean Carroll reveals the insights, rivalry, and wonder that fueled the Higgs discovery and takes us on a riveting and irresistible ride to the very edge of physics today.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Carroll tells the story of the particle that everyone has heard of but few of us actually understand. After you read his book—an enticing cocktail of personal anecdote, clever analogy, and a small dose of mind-bending theory—you will truly grasp why the Higgs boson has been sought after for so long by so many.” Morgan Freeman, actor and executive producer of Through the Wormhole
“The science is authoritative, yet bold and lively. The narrative is richly documented, yet full of human drama. Carroll’s saga pulls you aboard a modern voyage of discovery.” Frank Wilczek, Nobel Laureate, author of The Lightness of Being
“In this superb book, Sean Carroll provides a fascinating and lucid look at the most mysterious and important particle in nature, and the experiment that revealed it. Anyone with an interest in physics should read this, and join him in examining the new worlds of physics to which this discovery may lead.” Leonard Mlodinow, author of the New York Times bestseller The Drunkard’s Walk
“Carroll keeps it real, getting at the complex guts of cutting-edge cosmology in discussions that will challenge fans of Hawking’s A Brief History of Time.” Washington Post
“In describing how the Higgs boson was detected after decades of theoretical speculation, Carroll covers a wide swath of science, from the Big Bang to quantum mechanics, as well as the thorny politics behind funding the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland, where experiments established the particle’s existence…A first-rate physics guide that enlarges our understanding of the universe we live in.” Booklist
“Carroll is a sure-footed guide through some of the most perplexing and fascinating insights of modern physics.” Brian Greene, award-winning author of The Elegant Universe

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Author Bio: Sean Carroll

Author Bio: Sean Carroll

Sean Carroll, PhD, is a theoretical physicist at the California Institute of Technology. After receiving his doctorate at Harvard, he pursued his research at MIT, the Institute for Theoretical Physics in Santa Barbara, and the University of Chicago. His books include From Eternity to Here and The Particle at the End of the Universe. He lives in Los Angeles.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Runtime: 10.73
Audience: Adult
Language: English