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Sean Carroll is a great writer, with his own brand of penmanship. He elegantly introduces particle physics without the mathematical jargon that can be confusing to some scientifically illiterate readers, which is a good thing if his goal is to explicate this topic to the masses. It does contain some repetitive info though, especially if you have already browsed through a bunch theoretical physics books. However, Sean Carroll's book does have an advantage, since the discovery of the particle, that seems to be the Higgs boson, was just around the corner. If you are interested in particle physics, amazed by the standard model's newly discovered member, and eager to fill your curiosity bucket with as much information as possible, than this book is a must read for you.
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Initial post: Nov 14, 2012 12:10:39 AM PST
Chosenbygrace Notworks says:
Posted on Nov 14, 2012 4:09:31 PM PST
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James E. Anderson says:
Wouldn't a more accurate statement be:
"since the discovery of a particle which could prove to be a Higgs particle which conforms to the Standard Model"?
So far we don't know enough about its properties to be able to say if it forms part of the hypothesized Higgs Field of the Standard Model or whether there may be more than just one such particle. (I write this having read a report of the data reported by both teams (ATLAS and CMS) at their conference in Kyoto on 14 November 2012).
BTW if you want to keep up with the latest at CERN the following 2 sites are excellent:
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