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

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 / Aug 18, 2019

The Particle at the End of the Universe How the Hunt for the Higgs Boson Leads Us to the Edge of a New World It was the universe s most elusive particle the linchpin 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

  • Title: The Particle at the End of the Universe: How the Hunt for the Higgs Boson Leads Us to the Edge of a New World
  • Author: Sean Carroll
  • ISBN: 9780525953593
  • Page: 310
  • Format: Hardcover
  • It was the universe s most elusive particle, the linchpin 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, Caltech physicist and acclaimed science writer Sean CarrollIt was the universe s most elusive particle, the linchpin 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, Caltech physicist and acclaimed science writer Sean Carroll reveals the insights, rivalry, and wonder that fuelled the Higgs discovery, and takes us on a riveting and irresistible ride to the very edge of physics today.

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      • Sean Carroll

        Sean Carroll is a theoretical physicist at the California Institute of Technology He received his Ph.D from Harvard in 1993 His research focuses on issues in cosmology, field theory, and gravitation His book The Particle at the End of the Universe won the prestigious Winton Prize for Science Books in 2013 Carroll lives in Los Angeles with his wife, writer Jennifer Ouellette.


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    1. Poets say science takes away from the beauty of the stars — mere globs of gas atoms. Nothing is "mere". I too can see the stars on a desert night, and feel them. But do I see less or more? The vastness of the heavens stretches my imagination — stuck on this carousel my little eye can catch one-million-year-old light. A vast pattern — of which I am a part What is the pattern or the meaning or the why? It does not do harm to the mystery to know a little more about it. For far more marvelous [...]


    2. Without the Higgs Boson throwing its weight around, we'd all resemble mucoid strings of unpalatable jello. Or more so.I have desperately wanted to put together a review that, in compartmentalized but orderly fashion, connects the various utterly absorbing stories which Carroll is telling in this highly-recommended book about the discovery of the elusive Higgs Boson on July 4th, 2012, at the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland; a review wherein the politics, personalities, costs, designs [...]


    3. Sean Carroll is a theoretical physicist, and he has written an engaging book about the history of the search for the Higgs boson. This is a fundamental particle that cannot be observed directly, but can only be surmised by indirect evidence in a high-energy accelerator. Its existence was proved by two experiments at the LHC (Large Hadron Collider) at CERN, on the border between Switzerland and France.Sean Carroll tells the story of the LHC wonderfully. He tells the story of the predecessors to L [...]


    4. Each book about the standard model has its own personality,this one aside to rather briefly describing the model is more centered in tell the history of discovery of the Higgs boson announced by the CERN in July of 2012 and the histhory of the differen particle accelerators and its incerasing energies,Tevatron,SLAC,RHIC and others,but specially the Large Hadron Collider ruled by the CERN and the new physics that posibly this accelerator can open a door to,also tells the histhory of the failed by [...]


    5. I know I’ve been reading a lot of non-fiction lately; yet another example of my whims, I think. There’s a few more physics books on my list to get to, too, though I might give them a bit of a rest right now. The problem with me reviewing all of these is, of course, that I wouldn’t know a Higgs boson if it came up and introduced itself. All I can say is how well I understand what the writers offer. In Sean Carroll’s case, I felt my understanding was pretty good: the chapters are relativel [...]


    6. If the definition of understanding a subject is being able to summarise it in your own words for the benefit of someone else then I admit failure. Whilst I learnt a lot from this book there was still much that I couldn't fully comprehend. Nevertheless, I doubt that any other author could explain the concept of the Higgs field and Higgs boson in a better way than Sean Carroll. He has a talent for putting across difficult ideas in a way that non-specialists can follow. Yet even he, at least as far [...]


    7. Grats everyone we found the Higgs! Our money wasn't wasted, and we will continue to learn from the data gathered at the LHC for a long time. The author takes a look at the pioneering work that went into the building of the accelerators and the scientific work of those leading up to this finding and what it will mean for us in the long term. I read this back to back with Lee Smolins work "the trouble with physic". I find this an interesting companion to this work and highly advise to read the two [...]


    8. Actually 4.5 star, but I love this book. There doesn't seem to be a quick easy way to describe what the Higgs boson is, what it does and why we should care. Carroll carefully and methodically takes the reader through each of these and I, a person with no physics background, am actually learning and understanding about particle physics (at a layperson level, obviously). I think I need to read it a second time to really solidify my understanding, but I've learned tons on just this first reading. N [...]


    9. Sean Carroll effectively communicates his knowledge and enthusiasm about the search and discovery of the Higgs boson. After reading this book a person can explain the significance of the discovery and share in the excitement of the collective accomplishment. In addition, the exposure to Carroll's scientific mind, equal parts skepticism and wonder, is time well spent. Carroll is willing to speak in declarative sentences, not a lot of hedging here. "Matter is really waves (quantum fields and paren [...]


    10. I finish reading the bookst chapter it is written "Dark Matter" in it.Higgs Boson and LHC are written in detail in it.


    11. This really would be more of a 4.5 but since the lack is in me, I don't think it is fair to pull down the rating of the book. I keep reading science books in hopes of eventually understanding this stuff. It is absolutely fascinating! I do wish I had more of a brain for understanding science! It is really some of the most fascinating things in the world! In any case, on to this specific title.From comments in the book I am positive that the obvious allusion in the title is there on purpose. He di [...]


    12. THE PARTICLE AT THE END OF THE UNIVERSE How the Hunt for the Higgs Boson Leads us to the Edge of a New World. (2012). Sean Carroll. ****. This book is a primer on particle physics, although it dips deeply into some aspects of the subject. My education was in chemistry and I had my fair share of physics courses, but the area covered by this book was mostly discovered after I had graduated, so I am continually reading books of this sort to try and catch up with the technology. The focus of the boo [...]


    13. Davvero un ottimo libro di divulgazione. Alterna capitoli puramente teorici a capitoli in cui spiega come avvengono praticamente le scoperte, raccontando anche la storia che ha portato all'ideazione del meccanismo di Higgs. Molto interessanti anche le appendici finali più tecniche in cui cerca di giustificare, in modo comprensibile al lettore, determinate assunzioni presenti nella fisica moderna (come il bisogno della presenza di un campo che dia massa alle particelle e l'impossibilità che que [...]


    14. I've been knee deep in popular physics books over the past year, and I am glad to find each new book bringing something fresh to the table. This book is especially good at introducing the experiments being run to find the Higgs (and other particles.) Also, this author had a lighter touch with the political side of funding Big Science than some others I've recently read, which ended up being more convincing to me. It's a nice complement to Lisa Randall's books and I was glad to find it did not re [...]


    15. This book is a great continuing conversation for anyone who got sucked into Stephen Hawking's "Brief History of Time" back in the day, and came away from that one with an interest in the Standard Model of particle physics. This one is less accessible-more nuts and bolts than Hawking's style, with less scientific philosophy and creative metaphor to help the lay reader to really understand. Also: the book deals with one of the most interesting machines built in human history, but wastes most of th [...]


    16. There was one chapter I didn't understand a single paragraph of, and another that sometimes gave me the "I'm lost" feeling. Though overall there is plenty for the uninitiated science geek like me to sink their teeth into.


    17. (Reviewers Note: 3 stars for me personally because it felt more like a recap of things I've already learned, but when I think about it as a recommendation for a different type of audience, the less scientifically initiated, the rating goes up significantly to 4-5 stars. If the world of particle physics is completely new to you, this is a 5-star book and the place you should FIRST read about the Higgs. If you've got some physics training and are a blog-junky, read for the history of the project, [...]


    18. I love physics and general science. My problem is that I suck at math (English major) and even general science books dealing with quantum physics and particle physics can get super number-y.This book was written not long after the Large Hadron Collider in Bern, Switzerland, announced that they had finally seen the evidence of the Higgs Boson particle that had been predicted 50 years earlier. It is the most plain-English explanation of the so-called "God particle" I've read to date. Sean Carroll [...]


    19. The possible discovery of the Higgs boson has prompted a flurry of books – in part because it’s significant (and because the Large Hadron Collider is a sexy bit of kit) and in part because the whole business of the Higgs field and its importance for the mass of particles is one of the most obscure and unlikely bits of physics in the current canon.I have really mixed feelings about this entry in the genre from physicist Sean Carroll. It’s not because his book is too difficult to understand [...]



    20. An excellent read. It has details about the LHC and the discovery of the Higgs boson that cannot be found anywhere else.Sean is the one whom, after the discovery quipped: "We can't call it the god particle anymore because it actually exists."Indeed it does. The Higgs is the first scalar particle ever discovered and 'completes' the so-called Standard Model. The Standard Model is a mathematical construct that purports through various techniques to relate the strong nuclear force and the electrowea [...]


    21. My first thought after reading this book is if any person that is, has, or will be is interested in life they must read this. Then of course I rethought it and realized this is a book that is for those who are interested in the very essence of life and not just existing. I am sure we have all heard of the massive collider built is Switzerland that scientists believe will open some thoughts or visions on the big bang theory. You can accompany the author at the discovery of the Higgs Boson, this p [...]


    22. I'd give this book more than 2 stars if there was a "HUH???" category. The writing was interesting and engaging, he told a lot of fascinating anecdotes, but it just doesn't counter the fact that I still don't understand what is going on with the Higgs boson. If I read this book two or three more times along some sort of Particle Physics for Dummies I might have a better handle on this stuff. Right now I still couldn't really answer the question of what the Higgs boson is, but that is not Carroll [...]


    23. This was not an easy book to understand and the particle zoo plays a large role in the discussion and often I would lose my way only because the material is sometimes hard to follow, but the book covers everything you always wanted to know about the Higgs Boson and its field, but were afraid to ask.I absolutely loved the author's previous book, "From Eternity to Here", and couldn't wait for this book. He's such a good writer and explains better than almost anyone. There are enough good parts in [...]


    24. This is a good but difficult read if you're interested in discovering more about particle physics and particle accelerators especially CERN. It's probably not the best first book to read on the subject, but it was my first, and I managed to comprehend several concepts. I was especially curious to learn that most physicists detest the so-called search for the "God particle." They are not all necessarily engaged in an atheistic cosmological quest. The term "God particle" owes its popularity to jou [...]


    25. На лов за елементарни частици: knigolandiafo/book-review/cВ последно време излязоха доста книги за Космоса (примерно класиката “Бледа синя точица” на Сейгън и знаковата “Вселена от нищото” на Краус), но “Частица на края на Вселената” гледа в другата посока – към безкрайно малките т [...]


    26. We all know about Higgs Boson. The story is over. Now, we are looking for something new, something fresh from the oven, which is beyond the Higgs Boson field. Definitely, Higgs Boson is the end of an old chapter.Carroll tried to open a new chapter with an interesting outlook. Carroll tells the story of the particle in very easy way, so that everyone can understand that.


    27. This is an excellent book, not just for its explanation concerning the Higgs Boson, but also for the clear, understandable explanation it offers for many areas of quantum physics, and quantum field theory in particular.


    28. I learned a lot about particle physics which I had only the slightest idea about.Story of a physicist (name? Juan Hewitt), who has been waiting for LHC for 25 years (SSC in USA was cancelled by Congress).Moment of discovery of the Higgs boson, 4 July 2012.3 types of fundamental particles: bosons, fermios and the Higgs. The Higgs particles arises from the Higgs field, which pervades space. Higgs field is always there. Without it particles would be massless and there would be no atoms.This is of c [...]


    29. “People underestimate the impact of a new reality.” – Joe Incandela, Spokesperson for the CMS Collaboration at the Large Hadron ColliderThis quote begins Sean Carroll’s description of the quest for the Higgs Boson. This book was written before most of the huge discoveries were announced, but it is a wonderful read regardless. Carroll describes for the curious reader what the LHC is all about, and what it is looking for. There are funny notes interspersed throughout, such as the following [...]


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