• "The discovery of the Higgs boson is the jewel in the crown of particle physics." --Observer
• "Fine reportage... makes clear the sheer achievement of the scientists and engineers who have built the LHC, the most complex machine ever made in the service of pure science." --Graham Farmelo, Guardian
About the Author
IAN SAMPLE is an award-winning science correspondent at the Guardian
newspaper. He was named investigative journalist of the year in 2005 by the Association of British Science Writers and was previously a feature writer for New Scientist
. He holds a PhD in biomedical science from Queen Mary, University of London. Born in Oxfordshire, he now lives in London.