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

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

By Sean Carroll
Read by Jonathan Hogan

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10.76 Hours Unabridged
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Caltech physicist and acclaimed author Sean Carroll offers listeners this eye-opening profile of the Large Hadron Collider and the search for the mysterious Higgs boson particle, the subatomic building block that imbues elementary particles with mass. Here Carroll chronicles how such a complex project got off the ground in the first place and explains why this discovery is so important, and what it means for the future of physics.

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Caltech physicist and acclaimed author Sean Carroll offers listeners this eye-opening profile of the Large Hadron Collider and the search for the mysterious Higgs boson particle, the subatomic building block that imbues elementary particles with mass. Here Carroll chronicles how such a complex project got off the ground in the first place and explains why this discovery is so important, and what it means for the future of physics.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“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
“An enticing cocktail of personal anecdote, clever analogy, and a small dose of mind-bending theory.” Morgan Freeman
“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, New York Times bestselling author
“Carroll is a sure-footed guide through some of the most perplexing and fascinating insights of modern physics.” Brian Greene, New York Times bestselling author
“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
“[Carroll] reconstructs the global hunt for the particle that gives all others their mass, stopping to explain basic physics along the way.” Scientific American
“[Carroll’s] writing is accessible and peppered with cultural refernces...[he] isn’t afraid to wade into topics that have befuddled even brand-name physicists.” Wired
“Whether explaining complex physics like field theory and symmetry or the workings of particle accelerators, Carroll’s clarity and unbridled enthusiasm reveal the pure excitement of discovery as much as they illuminate the facts.” Publishers Weekly
“A fascinating chronicle of an important chapter in fundamental science.” Kirkus Reviews

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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 : CD
Runtime: 10.76
Audience: Adult
Language: English