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Top Ten Ways the Large Hadron Collider Could Revolutionize the World of Science
Content from Paul Halpern
Browse Photos of the Collider (Click on image to enlarge)
A corner of the Proton Synchrotron device with its bending magnets. Built in the late 1950s, it has since been used for a variety of purposes and now serves as an early stage of the injector system to accelerate protons and ions before they reach the main ring of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).
Paul Halpern standing on the grounds of CERN in Switzerland. In the right background is the Globe of Science and Innovation, built in 2002 as a symbol of our planet. In the far left background are the Jura Mountains in France. The 17 mile main ring of the LHC lies deep beneath the verdant countryside between the mountains and CERN.
The Linac (linear accelerator) at CERN is another component of the system for accelerating protons and ions before they reach the main ring of the LHC.
A sample cross-section of a beam pipe through which particles travel.
I have not read the second, as it just came out and is expensive.
Skillfull authors such as Paul, are able to give examples of complex subjects in such a way that the reader is immediately enlightened.
Happily, in `Collider - the search for the world's smallest particles' - Paul Halpern tells it well.
I had this one on the self for a while, so I figured I give it a read, and I was not disappointed. I do find that books written by scientists show a poor understanding of history,... Read morePublished 23 days ago by The History Detective
If you're thinking of buying this book to get an insight into the LHC and its development, walk away now. Read morePublished on September 2, 2011 by EmMar
A book that shows you the way slowly, flanked by three separate introductory segments is poised for demystifying those cursory preliminaries. Read morePublished on August 11, 2011 by D. Wayne Dworsky
The excerpt from the front flap of this book is misleading. More of this book refers to the historical search for smaller and smaller particles and to other detectors, than to the... Read morePublished on July 9, 2010 by Rebecca
I applaud any new attempt to explain how the world works, particularly those authors brave enough to run right to the cutting edge of our understanding. Read morePublished on June 12, 2010 by J. Brian Watkins
What an immensely comprehensible and well-paced, entertaining read. Paul Halpern draws back the veil of scientific jargon to illustrate the exciting discoveries and history of... Read morePublished on November 16, 2009 by String
Paul Halperin's book, Collider, portrays the historic march of discoveries and the theoretical physics leading to the construction of the Large Hadron Collider which is expected to... Read morePublished on November 15, 2009 by Ralph White
This is a good historical review of the search, but it is all words; a few grainy B&W pics, but I was expecting lots of great pics of the new collider, diagrams, etc. Read morePublished on October 30, 2009 by Bob Buddy
Collider brings you up to date on high energy physics and the reason CERN is the
site of the LHC. In the US the superconducting super collider gets cancelled. Read more