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The Resource A palette of particles, Jeremy Bernstein

A palette of particles, Jeremy Bernstein

Label
A palette of particles
Title
A palette of particles
Statement of responsibility
Jeremy Bernstein
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • From molecules to stars, much of the cosmic canvas can be painted in brushstrokes of primary color: the protons, neutrons, and electrons we know so well. But for meticulous detail, we have to dip into exotic hues--leptons, mesons, hadrons, quarks. Bringing particle physics to life as few authors can, Jeremy Bernstein here unveils nature in all its subatomic splendor. In this graceful account, Bernstein guides us through high-energy physics from the early twentieth century to the present, including such highlights as the newly discovered Higgs boson. Beginning with Ernest Rutherford's 1911 explanation of the nucleus, a model of atomic structure emerged that sufficed until the 1930s, when new particles began to be theorized and experimentally confirmed. In the postwar period, the subatomic world exploded in a blaze of unexpected findings leading to the theory of the quark, in all its strange and charmed variations. An eyewitness to developments at Harvard University and the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, Bernstein laces his story with piquant anecdotes of such luminaries as Wolfgang Pauli, Murray Gell-Mann, and Sheldon Glashow. Surveying the dizzying landscape of contemporary physics, Bernstein remains optimistic about our ability to comprehend the secrets of the cosmos--even as its mysteries deepen. We now know that over eighty percent of the universe consists of matter we have never identified or detected. A Palette of Particles draws readers into the excitement of a field where the more we discover, the less we seem to know
  • Jeremy Bernstein guides readers through high-energy physics from early twentieth-century atomic models to leptons, mesons, quarks, and the newly discovered Higgs boson, drawing them into the excitement of a universe where 80 percent of all matter has never been identified. From molecules to galaxies, the more we discover, the less we seem to know
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Cataloging source
N$T
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1929-
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Bernstein, Jeremy
Dewey number
539.7/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC793.26
LC item number
.B47 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Particles (Nuclear physics)
  • SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • Particles (Nuclear physics)
Label
A palette of particles, Jeremy Bernstein
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Primary colors. The neutron ; The neutrino ; The electron and the photon -- Secondary colors. The pion and the muon ; The antiparticle ; STrange particles ; The quark -- Pastels. The Higgs boson ; Neutrino cosmology ; Squarks, tachyons, and the graviton -- L;envoi -- Appendix 1. Accelerators and detectors -- Appendix 2. Grand Unification -- Appendix 3. Neutrino oscillations
Control code
828868906
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 212 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674073623
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt2f16gd
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)828868906
Label
A palette of particles, Jeremy Bernstein
Publication
Note
Includes index
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Primary colors. The neutron ; The neutrino ; The electron and the photon -- Secondary colors. The pion and the muon ; The antiparticle ; STrange particles ; The quark -- Pastels. The Higgs boson ; Neutrino cosmology ; Squarks, tachyons, and the graviton -- L;envoi -- Appendix 1. Accelerators and detectors -- Appendix 2. Grand Unification -- Appendix 3. Neutrino oscillations
Control code
828868906
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 212 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674073623
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt2f16gd
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)828868906

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