Collider: The Search for the World's Smallest Particles

Collider: The Search for the World's Smallest Particles

An accessible look at the hottest topic in physics and the experiments that will transform our understanding of the universeThe biggest news in science today is the Large Hadron Collider, the world's largest and most powerful particle-smasher, and the anticipation of finally discovering the Higgs boson particle. But what is the Higgs boson and why is it often referred to a An accessible look at the hottest topic in physics and the experiments that will transform our understanding of the unive...

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Title:Collider: The Search for the World's Smallest Particles
Author:Paul Halpern
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Genres:Science
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:272 pages pages

Collider: The Search for the World's Smallest Particles Reviews

  • Brendan  McAuliffe
    Mar 14, 2012

    I've read many books on the subject of particle physics. Most talk about the science and the history of the field. Collider touches on these subjects too, I particularly enjoyed the chapter on black holes, but the central theme of this book is the accelerators themselves. You get told ...

    I have difficulty putting into words my frustration with this book. The topic of particle accelerators is fascinating and the personalities, technology, and science involved in their construction leave me endlessly interested...except this book seems to somehow miss that. The stories a...

    Guh. Couldn't finish it. It's not the subject matter that was boring, but rather a combination of bad narrator (okay, yeah, I'm really picky about audiobook narrators, so this guy may not seem that bad to anyone else) and Halpern's writing, namely his consistent use of similes and meta...

    ???? ???? ?? ???? ????? ??? ????? ?????? ?? ???? ???????? ??????? ????? ???? ?? ???? ?????? ???? ???? ???? ??? ?????? ?? ?? ???? ????? ?? ???????? ??????? ?...

    This book came out in 2010, just 2 years after CERN opened so it is in the midst of CERN excitement and prelude to much that has been momentous since, such as when the physics world erupted in excitement in July 2012 to learn that scientists using the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CER...

    I have read several books about particle physics, some are quite difficult for public readers like me, but this one i consider still understandable, Halpern used storytelling style to explain the development of particle physic since 1920, he mentioned 2 key persons who make LHC happene...

    Having been present at Fermilab when the top quark was first detected, I must confess to being something of a whimsical snob... But remain a fan of Big Science, even though the Tevatron has been eclipsed by CERN. Even so, Paul Halpern's book poses something of an anomaly: it is not a b...

    Although it was written before the discovery of the Higgs Boson I thought it was a nice overview of the history of colliders and cyclotrons and the potential future of their findings. ...

    Good read. Stories are perhaps a bit disjointed, but still fairly easy to follow. Interesting topic, and easy to read. I learned a lot and enjoyed the journey. ...

    Although mostly about the large hadron collider in Europe, this book covers particle physics since the early 1900s. Colliders are devices that accelerate two subatomic particles in such a way that they hit each other. The decay products from the collison can provide information about ...

    Paul Halpern (the author) wrote this lovely book in a storytelling style. He tells us, to some extent, the story of the research in the field of Particle Physics (High Energy Physics).. and covers both the theoretical and the experimental sides. Along the book, he explains, in layman t...

    if you want a drawn out and detailed history of all the physicists and their contributions that led to the building of the CERN Hadron Collider, this is the book for you. Halpern doesn't begin discussing the LHC until somewhere around Chapter 12, close to 3/4 through the book. most of ...

    I was undecided between 3 or 4 stars for this one, so I decided to give it the benefit of the doubt simply because I think it's a worthwhile read for any layperson (physics-wise) at all interested in the subject. The book is a fairly concise history of particle physics experimentation,...

    This is the second book I have read recently about CERN's large hadron collider. I thought this one to be lttle better, because there was more coverage of the history of colliders. Definitely recommended for everyone with an interest in modern physics. I will add the same observation ...

    Collider is an excellent overview of the history and theory of particle physics, the development of various accelerators, smashers and colliders, and what the scientists are actually after with the experiments being conducted at LHC. Halpern writes clear and nicely flowing text and doe...

    This book was REALLY good, and I say that truthfully. The pedestrian could find the pages as interesting and informative as the particle-physicist... Remarkably lucid for a book of its class, admitted a few phrases are difficult they're nothing a re-read can't handle. Diminutive it is,...

    A mix of the science and history of modern quantum mechanics for the explanation of the fundamental nature of matter. The emphasis is on the Large Hadron Collider operated by CERN in Switzerland and the still ongoing search for the Higgs Boson. The book alternates between explanation o...

    This is basically a short history of partical physics beginning with Rutherford and ending with the large hadron collider. He tells of the successes of the Tevetron and the United States failure to build the Superconducting Super Collider which in effect ended particle physics research...

    A very enjoyable book that documents the history of accelerators and related physics history. I greatly enjoyed the easy read through the timeline of the standard model. The author also discusses topics like wormholes, black holes, and time travel. One of the takeaways from the book...

    "Collider" is an interesting book giving an overview of discoveries of elementary particles and the scientists and instruments that have been used for those discoveries. It covers ground from the smallest particles to black holes and the end of the Universe. The reader also gets to k...

    If you're looking for a strictly physics book, this one might not fit what you're looking for. I was bored (somewhat) during the LHC chapter. I did, however, learn a lot about physics. Pretty good book. ...

    The first half was dry and boring, because it was remedial for me. But the second half had some interesting physics in it! If you're new to physics, this would be an exciting read all the way through. ...

    "Particles are small!" After reading this you will realize that particles are small and takes a huge amount of energy to find them. You will have a working understanding of what the Large Hadron Collider does and how it does it. ...

    Physicist and author Paul Halpern explains both the history behind the LHC (Large Hadron Collider) and why it is important for humanity's understanding of the universe. ...

    Sort of a Mr. Toads ride through particle physics. Needs a glossary ...

  • Lara
    Jul 12, 2011

    I've read many books on the subject of particle physics. Most talk about the science and the history of the field. Collider touches on these subjects too, I particularly enjoyed the chapter on black holes, but the central theme of this book is the accelerators themselves. You get told ...

    I have difficulty putting into words my frustration with this book. The topic of particle accelerators is fascinating and the personalities, technology, and science involved in their construction leave me endlessly interested...except this book seems to somehow miss that. The stories a...

    Guh. Couldn't finish it. It's not the subject matter that was boring, but rather a combination of bad narrator (okay, yeah, I'm really picky about audiobook narrators, so this guy may not seem that bad to anyone else) and Halpern's writing, namely his consistent use of similes and meta...

  • Mark Singer
    Dec 15, 2012

    I've read many books on the subject of particle physics. Most talk about the science and the history of the field. Collider touches on these subjects too, I particularly enjoyed the chapter on black holes, but the central theme of this book is the accelerators themselves. You get told ...

    I have difficulty putting into words my frustration with this book. The topic of particle accelerators is fascinating and the personalities, technology, and science involved in their construction leave me endlessly interested...except this book seems to somehow miss that. The stories a...

    Guh. Couldn't finish it. It's not the subject matter that was boring, but rather a combination of bad narrator (okay, yeah, I'm really picky about audiobook narrators, so this guy may not seem that bad to anyone else) and Halpern's writing, namely his consistent use of similes and meta...

    ???? ???? ?? ???? ????? ??? ????? ?????? ?? ???? ???????? ??????? ????? ???? ?? ???? ?????? ???? ???? ???? ??? ?????? ?? ?? ???? ????? ?? ???????? ??????? ?...

    This book came out in 2010, just 2 years after CERN opened so it is in the midst of CERN excitement and prelude to much that has been momentous since, such as when the physics world erupted in excitement in July 2012 to learn that scientists using the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CER...

    I have read several books about particle physics, some are quite difficult for public readers like me, but this one i consider still understandable, Halpern used storytelling style to explain the development of particle physic since 1920, he mentioned 2 key persons who make LHC happene...

    Having been present at Fermilab when the top quark was first detected, I must confess to being something of a whimsical snob... But remain a fan of Big Science, even though the Tevatron has been eclipsed by CERN. Even so, Paul Halpern's book poses something of an anomaly: it is not a b...

    Although it was written before the discovery of the Higgs Boson I thought it was a nice overview of the history of colliders and cyclotrons and the potential future of their findings. ...

    Good read. Stories are perhaps a bit disjointed, but still fairly easy to follow. Interesting topic, and easy to read. I learned a lot and enjoyed the journey. ...

    Although mostly about the large hadron collider in Europe, this book covers particle physics since the early 1900s. Colliders are devices that accelerate two subatomic particles in such a way that they hit each other. The decay products from the collison can provide information about ...

    Paul Halpern (the author) wrote this lovely book in a storytelling style. He tells us, to some extent, the story of the research in the field of Particle Physics (High Energy Physics).. and covers both the theoretical and the experimental sides. Along the book, he explains, in layman t...

    if you want a drawn out and detailed history of all the physicists and their contributions that led to the building of the CERN Hadron Collider, this is the book for you. Halpern doesn't begin discussing the LHC until somewhere around Chapter 12, close to 3/4 through the book. most of ...

    I was undecided between 3 or 4 stars for this one, so I decided to give it the benefit of the doubt simply because I think it's a worthwhile read for any layperson (physics-wise) at all interested in the subject. The book is a fairly concise history of particle physics experimentation,...

    This is the second book I have read recently about CERN's large hadron collider. I thought this one to be lttle better, because there was more coverage of the history of colliders. Definitely recommended for everyone with an interest in modern physics. I will add the same observation ...

    Collider is an excellent overview of the history and theory of particle physics, the development of various accelerators, smashers and colliders, and what the scientists are actually after with the experiments being conducted at LHC. Halpern writes clear and nicely flowing text and doe...

    This book was REALLY good, and I say that truthfully. The pedestrian could find the pages as interesting and informative as the particle-physicist... Remarkably lucid for a book of its class, admitted a few phrases are difficult they're nothing a re-read can't handle. Diminutive it is,...

    A mix of the science and history of modern quantum mechanics for the explanation of the fundamental nature of matter. The emphasis is on the Large Hadron Collider operated by CERN in Switzerland and the still ongoing search for the Higgs Boson. The book alternates between explanation o...

    This is basically a short history of partical physics beginning with Rutherford and ending with the large hadron collider. He tells of the successes of the Tevetron and the United States failure to build the Superconducting Super Collider which in effect ended particle physics research...

    A very enjoyable book that documents the history of accelerators and related physics history. I greatly enjoyed the easy read through the timeline of the standard model. The author also discusses topics like wormholes, black holes, and time travel. One of the takeaways from the book...

    "Collider" is an interesting book giving an overview of discoveries of elementary particles and the scientists and instruments that have been used for those discoveries. It covers ground from the smallest particles to black holes and the end of the Universe. The reader also gets to k...

    If you're looking for a strictly physics book, this one might not fit what you're looking for. I was bored (somewhat) during the LHC chapter. I did, however, learn a lot about physics. Pretty good book. ...

    The first half was dry and boring, because it was remedial for me. But the second half had some interesting physics in it! If you're new to physics, this would be an exciting read all the way through. ...

    "Particles are small!" After reading this you will realize that particles are small and takes a huge amount of energy to find them. You will have a working understanding of what the Large Hadron Collider does and how it does it. ...

    Physicist and author Paul Halpern explains both the history behind the LHC (Large Hadron Collider) and why it is important for humanity's understanding of the universe. ...

  • Gendou
    Jun 04, 2010

    I've read many books on the subject of particle physics. Most talk about the science and the history of the field. Collider touches on these subjects too, I particularly enjoyed the chapter on black holes, but the central theme of this book is the accelerators themselves. You get told ...

    I have difficulty putting into words my frustration with this book. The topic of particle accelerators is fascinating and the personalities, technology, and science involved in their construction leave me endlessly interested...except this book seems to somehow miss that. The stories a...

    Guh. Couldn't finish it. It's not the subject matter that was boring, but rather a combination of bad narrator (okay, yeah, I'm really picky about audiobook narrators, so this guy may not seem that bad to anyone else) and Halpern's writing, namely his consistent use of similes and meta...

    ???? ???? ?? ???? ????? ??? ????? ?????? ?? ???? ???????? ??????? ????? ???? ?? ???? ?????? ???? ???? ???? ??? ?????? ?? ?? ???? ????? ?? ???????? ??????? ?...

    This book came out in 2010, just 2 years after CERN opened so it is in the midst of CERN excitement and prelude to much that has been momentous since, such as when the physics world erupted in excitement in July 2012 to learn that scientists using the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CER...

    I have read several books about particle physics, some are quite difficult for public readers like me, but this one i consider still understandable, Halpern used storytelling style to explain the development of particle physic since 1920, he mentioned 2 key persons who make LHC happene...

    Having been present at Fermilab when the top quark was first detected, I must confess to being something of a whimsical snob... But remain a fan of Big Science, even though the Tevatron has been eclipsed by CERN. Even so, Paul Halpern's book poses something of an anomaly: it is not a b...

    Although it was written before the discovery of the Higgs Boson I thought it was a nice overview of the history of colliders and cyclotrons and the potential future of their findings. ...

    Good read. Stories are perhaps a bit disjointed, but still fairly easy to follow. Interesting topic, and easy to read. I learned a lot and enjoyed the journey. ...

    Although mostly about the large hadron collider in Europe, this book covers particle physics since the early 1900s. Colliders are devices that accelerate two subatomic particles in such a way that they hit each other. The decay products from the collison can provide information about ...

    Paul Halpern (the author) wrote this lovely book in a storytelling style. He tells us, to some extent, the story of the research in the field of Particle Physics (High Energy Physics).. and covers both the theoretical and the experimental sides. Along the book, he explains, in layman t...

    if you want a drawn out and detailed history of all the physicists and their contributions that led to the building of the CERN Hadron Collider, this is the book for you. Halpern doesn't begin discussing the LHC until somewhere around Chapter 12, close to 3/4 through the book. most of ...

    I was undecided between 3 or 4 stars for this one, so I decided to give it the benefit of the doubt simply because I think it's a worthwhile read for any layperson (physics-wise) at all interested in the subject. The book is a fairly concise history of particle physics experimentation,...

    This is the second book I have read recently about CERN's large hadron collider. I thought this one to be lttle better, because there was more coverage of the history of colliders. Definitely recommended for everyone with an interest in modern physics. I will add the same observation ...

    Collider is an excellent overview of the history and theory of particle physics, the development of various accelerators, smashers and colliders, and what the scientists are actually after with the experiments being conducted at LHC. Halpern writes clear and nicely flowing text and doe...

    This book was REALLY good, and I say that truthfully. The pedestrian could find the pages as interesting and informative as the particle-physicist... Remarkably lucid for a book of its class, admitted a few phrases are difficult they're nothing a re-read can't handle. Diminutive it is,...

    A mix of the science and history of modern quantum mechanics for the explanation of the fundamental nature of matter. The emphasis is on the Large Hadron Collider operated by CERN in Switzerland and the still ongoing search for the Higgs Boson. The book alternates between explanation o...

    This is basically a short history of partical physics beginning with Rutherford and ending with the large hadron collider. He tells of the successes of the Tevetron and the United States failure to build the Superconducting Super Collider which in effect ended particle physics research...

    A very enjoyable book that documents the history of accelerators and related physics history. I greatly enjoyed the easy read through the timeline of the standard model. The author also discusses topics like wormholes, black holes, and time travel. One of the takeaways from the book...

    "Collider" is an interesting book giving an overview of discoveries of elementary particles and the scientists and instruments that have been used for those discoveries. It covers ground from the smallest particles to black holes and the end of the Universe. The reader also gets to k...

    If you're looking for a strictly physics book, this one might not fit what you're looking for. I was bored (somewhat) during the LHC chapter. I did, however, learn a lot about physics. Pretty good book. ...

    The first half was dry and boring, because it was remedial for me. But the second half had some interesting physics in it! If you're new to physics, this would be an exciting read all the way through. ...

  • Bill
    Aug 16, 2011

    I've read many books on the subject of particle physics. Most talk about the science and the history of the field. Collider touches on these subjects too, I particularly enjoyed the chapter on black holes, but the central theme of this book is the accelerators themselves. You get told ...

    I have difficulty putting into words my frustration with this book. The topic of particle accelerators is fascinating and the personalities, technology, and science involved in their construction leave me endlessly interested...except this book seems to somehow miss that. The stories a...

    Guh. Couldn't finish it. It's not the subject matter that was boring, but rather a combination of bad narrator (okay, yeah, I'm really picky about audiobook narrators, so this guy may not seem that bad to anyone else) and Halpern's writing, namely his consistent use of similes and meta...

    ???? ???? ?? ???? ????? ??? ????? ?????? ?? ???? ???????? ??????? ????? ???? ?? ???? ?????? ???? ???? ???? ??? ?????? ?? ?? ???? ????? ?? ???????? ??????? ?...

    This book came out in 2010, just 2 years after CERN opened so it is in the midst of CERN excitement and prelude to much that has been momentous since, such as when the physics world erupted in excitement in July 2012 to learn that scientists using the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CER...

    I have read several books about particle physics, some are quite difficult for public readers like me, but this one i consider still understandable, Halpern used storytelling style to explain the development of particle physic since 1920, he mentioned 2 key persons who make LHC happene...

    Having been present at Fermilab when the top quark was first detected, I must confess to being something of a whimsical snob... But remain a fan of Big Science, even though the Tevatron has been eclipsed by CERN. Even so, Paul Halpern's book poses something of an anomaly: it is not a b...

    Although it was written before the discovery of the Higgs Boson I thought it was a nice overview of the history of colliders and cyclotrons and the potential future of their findings. ...

    Good read. Stories are perhaps a bit disjointed, but still fairly easy to follow. Interesting topic, and easy to read. I learned a lot and enjoyed the journey. ...

    Although mostly about the large hadron collider in Europe, this book covers particle physics since the early 1900s. Colliders are devices that accelerate two subatomic particles in such a way that they hit each other. The decay products from the collison can provide information about ...

    Paul Halpern (the author) wrote this lovely book in a storytelling style. He tells us, to some extent, the story of the research in the field of Particle Physics (High Energy Physics).. and covers both the theoretical and the experimental sides. Along the book, he explains, in layman t...

    if you want a drawn out and detailed history of all the physicists and their contributions that led to the building of the CERN Hadron Collider, this is the book for you. Halpern doesn't begin discussing the LHC until somewhere around Chapter 12, close to 3/4 through the book. most of ...

    I was undecided between 3 or 4 stars for this one, so I decided to give it the benefit of the doubt simply because I think it's a worthwhile read for any layperson (physics-wise) at all interested in the subject. The book is a fairly concise history of particle physics experimentation,...

    This is the second book I have read recently about CERN's large hadron collider. I thought this one to be lttle better, because there was more coverage of the history of colliders. Definitely recommended for everyone with an interest in modern physics. I will add the same observation ...

    Collider is an excellent overview of the history and theory of particle physics, the development of various accelerators, smashers and colliders, and what the scientists are actually after with the experiments being conducted at LHC. Halpern writes clear and nicely flowing text and doe...

    This book was REALLY good, and I say that truthfully. The pedestrian could find the pages as interesting and informative as the particle-physicist... Remarkably lucid for a book of its class, admitted a few phrases are difficult they're nothing a re-read can't handle. Diminutive it is,...

    A mix of the science and history of modern quantum mechanics for the explanation of the fundamental nature of matter. The emphasis is on the Large Hadron Collider operated by CERN in Switzerland and the still ongoing search for the Higgs Boson. The book alternates between explanation o...

    This is basically a short history of partical physics beginning with Rutherford and ending with the large hadron collider. He tells of the successes of the Tevetron and the United States failure to build the Superconducting Super Collider which in effect ended particle physics research...

  • Terry
    Nov 03, 2017

    I've read many books on the subject of particle physics. Most talk about the science and the history of the field. Collider touches on these subjects too, I particularly enjoyed the chapter on black holes, but the central theme of this book is the accelerators themselves. You get told ...

    I have difficulty putting into words my frustration with this book. The topic of particle accelerators is fascinating and the personalities, technology, and science involved in their construction leave me endlessly interested...except this book seems to somehow miss that. The stories a...

  • Nick Gotch
    Jun 20, 2010

    I've read many books on the subject of particle physics. Most talk about the science and the history of the field. Collider touches on these subjects too, I particularly enjoyed the chapter on black holes, but the central theme of this book is the accelerators themselves. You get told ...

  • Ross
    Mar 07, 2011

    I've read many books on the subject of particle physics. Most talk about the science and the history of the field. Collider touches on these subjects too, I particularly enjoyed the chapter on black holes, but the central theme of this book is the accelerators themselves. You get told ...

    I have difficulty putting into words my frustration with this book. The topic of particle accelerators is fascinating and the personalities, technology, and science involved in their construction leave me endlessly interested...except this book seems to somehow miss that. The stories a...

    Guh. Couldn't finish it. It's not the subject matter that was boring, but rather a combination of bad narrator (okay, yeah, I'm really picky about audiobook narrators, so this guy may not seem that bad to anyone else) and Halpern's writing, namely his consistent use of similes and meta...

    ???? ???? ?? ???? ????? ??? ????? ?????? ?? ???? ???????? ??????? ????? ???? ?? ???? ?????? ???? ???? ???? ??? ?????? ?? ?? ???? ????? ?? ???????? ??????? ?...

    This book came out in 2010, just 2 years after CERN opened so it is in the midst of CERN excitement and prelude to much that has been momentous since, such as when the physics world erupted in excitement in July 2012 to learn that scientists using the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CER...

    I have read several books about particle physics, some are quite difficult for public readers like me, but this one i consider still understandable, Halpern used storytelling style to explain the development of particle physic since 1920, he mentioned 2 key persons who make LHC happene...

    Having been present at Fermilab when the top quark was first detected, I must confess to being something of a whimsical snob... But remain a fan of Big Science, even though the Tevatron has been eclipsed by CERN. Even so, Paul Halpern's book poses something of an anomaly: it is not a b...

    Although it was written before the discovery of the Higgs Boson I thought it was a nice overview of the history of colliders and cyclotrons and the potential future of their findings. ...

    Good read. Stories are perhaps a bit disjointed, but still fairly easy to follow. Interesting topic, and easy to read. I learned a lot and enjoyed the journey. ...

    Although mostly about the large hadron collider in Europe, this book covers particle physics since the early 1900s. Colliders are devices that accelerate two subatomic particles in such a way that they hit each other. The decay products from the collison can provide information about ...

    Paul Halpern (the author) wrote this lovely book in a storytelling style. He tells us, to some extent, the story of the research in the field of Particle Physics (High Energy Physics).. and covers both the theoretical and the experimental sides. Along the book, he explains, in layman t...

    if you want a drawn out and detailed history of all the physicists and their contributions that led to the building of the CERN Hadron Collider, this is the book for you. Halpern doesn't begin discussing the LHC until somewhere around Chapter 12, close to 3/4 through the book. most of ...

    I was undecided between 3 or 4 stars for this one, so I decided to give it the benefit of the doubt simply because I think it's a worthwhile read for any layperson (physics-wise) at all interested in the subject. The book is a fairly concise history of particle physics experimentation,...

    This is the second book I have read recently about CERN's large hadron collider. I thought this one to be lttle better, because there was more coverage of the history of colliders. Definitely recommended for everyone with an interest in modern physics. I will add the same observation ...

  • Mikko Karvonen
    Nov 10, 2010

    I've read many books on the subject of particle physics. Most talk about the science and the history of the field. Collider touches on these subjects too, I particularly enjoyed the chapter on black holes, but the central theme of this book is the accelerators themselves. You get told ...

    I have difficulty putting into words my frustration with this book. The topic of particle accelerators is fascinating and the personalities, technology, and science involved in their construction leave me endlessly interested...except this book seems to somehow miss that. The stories a...

    Guh. Couldn't finish it. It's not the subject matter that was boring, but rather a combination of bad narrator (okay, yeah, I'm really picky about audiobook narrators, so this guy may not seem that bad to anyone else) and Halpern's writing, namely his consistent use of similes and meta...

    ???? ???? ?? ???? ????? ??? ????? ?????? ?? ???? ???????? ??????? ????? ???? ?? ???? ?????? ???? ???? ???? ??? ?????? ?? ?? ???? ????? ?? ???????? ??????? ?...

    This book came out in 2010, just 2 years after CERN opened so it is in the midst of CERN excitement and prelude to much that has been momentous since, such as when the physics world erupted in excitement in July 2012 to learn that scientists using the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CER...

    I have read several books about particle physics, some are quite difficult for public readers like me, but this one i consider still understandable, Halpern used storytelling style to explain the development of particle physic since 1920, he mentioned 2 key persons who make LHC happene...

    Having been present at Fermilab when the top quark was first detected, I must confess to being something of a whimsical snob... But remain a fan of Big Science, even though the Tevatron has been eclipsed by CERN. Even so, Paul Halpern's book poses something of an anomaly: it is not a b...

    Although it was written before the discovery of the Higgs Boson I thought it was a nice overview of the history of colliders and cyclotrons and the potential future of their findings. ...

    Good read. Stories are perhaps a bit disjointed, but still fairly easy to follow. Interesting topic, and easy to read. I learned a lot and enjoyed the journey. ...

    Although mostly about the large hadron collider in Europe, this book covers particle physics since the early 1900s. Colliders are devices that accelerate two subatomic particles in such a way that they hit each other. The decay products from the collison can provide information about ...

    Paul Halpern (the author) wrote this lovely book in a storytelling style. He tells us, to some extent, the story of the research in the field of Particle Physics (High Energy Physics).. and covers both the theoretical and the experimental sides. Along the book, he explains, in layman t...

    if you want a drawn out and detailed history of all the physicists and their contributions that led to the building of the CERN Hadron Collider, this is the book for you. Halpern doesn't begin discussing the LHC until somewhere around Chapter 12, close to 3/4 through the book. most of ...

    I was undecided between 3 or 4 stars for this one, so I decided to give it the benefit of the doubt simply because I think it's a worthwhile read for any layperson (physics-wise) at all interested in the subject. The book is a fairly concise history of particle physics experimentation,...

    This is the second book I have read recently about CERN's large hadron collider. I thought this one to be lttle better, because there was more coverage of the history of colliders. Definitely recommended for everyone with an interest in modern physics. I will add the same observation ...

    Collider is an excellent overview of the history and theory of particle physics, the development of various accelerators, smashers and colliders, and what the scientists are actually after with the experiments being conducted at LHC. Halpern writes clear and nicely flowing text and doe...

  • Charles
    Mar 16, 2011

    I've read many books on the subject of particle physics. Most talk about the science and the history of the field. Collider touches on these subjects too, I particularly enjoyed the chapter on black holes, but the central theme of this book is the accelerators themselves. You get told ...

    I have difficulty putting into words my frustration with this book. The topic of particle accelerators is fascinating and the personalities, technology, and science involved in their construction leave me endlessly interested...except this book seems to somehow miss that. The stories a...

    Guh. Couldn't finish it. It's not the subject matter that was boring, but rather a combination of bad narrator (okay, yeah, I'm really picky about audiobook narrators, so this guy may not seem that bad to anyone else) and Halpern's writing, namely his consistent use of similes and meta...

    ???? ???? ?? ???? ????? ??? ????? ?????? ?? ???? ???????? ??????? ????? ???? ?? ???? ?????? ???? ???? ???? ??? ?????? ?? ?? ???? ????? ?? ???????? ??????? ?...

    This book came out in 2010, just 2 years after CERN opened so it is in the midst of CERN excitement and prelude to much that has been momentous since, such as when the physics world erupted in excitement in July 2012 to learn that scientists using the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CER...

    I have read several books about particle physics, some are quite difficult for public readers like me, but this one i consider still understandable, Halpern used storytelling style to explain the development of particle physic since 1920, he mentioned 2 key persons who make LHC happene...

    Having been present at Fermilab when the top quark was first detected, I must confess to being something of a whimsical snob... But remain a fan of Big Science, even though the Tevatron has been eclipsed by CERN. Even so, Paul Halpern's book poses something of an anomaly: it is not a b...

    Although it was written before the discovery of the Higgs Boson I thought it was a nice overview of the history of colliders and cyclotrons and the potential future of their findings. ...

    Good read. Stories are perhaps a bit disjointed, but still fairly easy to follow. Interesting topic, and easy to read. I learned a lot and enjoyed the journey. ...

    Although mostly about the large hadron collider in Europe, this book covers particle physics since the early 1900s. Colliders are devices that accelerate two subatomic particles in such a way that they hit each other. The decay products from the collison can provide information about ...

    Paul Halpern (the author) wrote this lovely book in a storytelling style. He tells us, to some extent, the story of the research in the field of Particle Physics (High Energy Physics).. and covers both the theoretical and the experimental sides. Along the book, he explains, in layman t...

    if you want a drawn out and detailed history of all the physicists and their contributions that led to the building of the CERN Hadron Collider, this is the book for you. Halpern doesn't begin discussing the LHC until somewhere around Chapter 12, close to 3/4 through the book. most of ...

    I was undecided between 3 or 4 stars for this one, so I decided to give it the benefit of the doubt simply because I think it's a worthwhile read for any layperson (physics-wise) at all interested in the subject. The book is a fairly concise history of particle physics experimentation,...

  • Converse
    Sep 27, 2010

    I've read many books on the subject of particle physics. Most talk about the science and the history of the field. Collider touches on these subjects too, I particularly enjoyed the chapter on black holes, but the central theme of this book is the accelerators themselves. You get told ...

    I have difficulty putting into words my frustration with this book. The topic of particle accelerators is fascinating and the personalities, technology, and science involved in their construction leave me endlessly interested...except this book seems to somehow miss that. The stories a...

    Guh. Couldn't finish it. It's not the subject matter that was boring, but rather a combination of bad narrator (okay, yeah, I'm really picky about audiobook narrators, so this guy may not seem that bad to anyone else) and Halpern's writing, namely his consistent use of similes and meta...

    ???? ???? ?? ???? ????? ??? ????? ?????? ?? ???? ???????? ??????? ????? ???? ?? ???? ?????? ???? ???? ???? ??? ?????? ?? ?? ???? ????? ?? ???????? ??????? ?...

    This book came out in 2010, just 2 years after CERN opened so it is in the midst of CERN excitement and prelude to much that has been momentous since, such as when the physics world erupted in excitement in July 2012 to learn that scientists using the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CER...

    I have read several books about particle physics, some are quite difficult for public readers like me, but this one i consider still understandable, Halpern used storytelling style to explain the development of particle physic since 1920, he mentioned 2 key persons who make LHC happene...

    Having been present at Fermilab when the top quark was first detected, I must confess to being something of a whimsical snob... But remain a fan of Big Science, even though the Tevatron has been eclipsed by CERN. Even so, Paul Halpern's book poses something of an anomaly: it is not a b...

    Although it was written before the discovery of the Higgs Boson I thought it was a nice overview of the history of colliders and cyclotrons and the potential future of their findings. ...

    Good read. Stories are perhaps a bit disjointed, but still fairly easy to follow. Interesting topic, and easy to read. I learned a lot and enjoyed the journey. ...

    Although mostly about the large hadron collider in Europe, this book covers particle physics since the early 1900s. Colliders are devices that accelerate two subatomic particles in such a way that they hit each other. The decay products from the collison can provide information about ...

  • Kadri
    Oct 25, 2013

    I've read many books on the subject of particle physics. Most talk about the science and the history of the field. Collider touches on these subjects too, I particularly enjoyed the chapter on black holes, but the central theme of this book is the accelerators themselves. You get told ...

    I have difficulty putting into words my frustration with this book. The topic of particle accelerators is fascinating and the personalities, technology, and science involved in their construction leave me endlessly interested...except this book seems to somehow miss that. The stories a...

    Guh. Couldn't finish it. It's not the subject matter that was boring, but rather a combination of bad narrator (okay, yeah, I'm really picky about audiobook narrators, so this guy may not seem that bad to anyone else) and Halpern's writing, namely his consistent use of similes and meta...

    ???? ???? ?? ???? ????? ??? ????? ?????? ?? ???? ???????? ??????? ????? ???? ?? ???? ?????? ???? ???? ???? ??? ?????? ?? ?? ???? ????? ?? ???????? ??????? ?...

    This book came out in 2010, just 2 years after CERN opened so it is in the midst of CERN excitement and prelude to much that has been momentous since, such as when the physics world erupted in excitement in July 2012 to learn that scientists using the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CER...

    I have read several books about particle physics, some are quite difficult for public readers like me, but this one i consider still understandable, Halpern used storytelling style to explain the development of particle physic since 1920, he mentioned 2 key persons who make LHC happene...

    Having been present at Fermilab when the top quark was first detected, I must confess to being something of a whimsical snob... But remain a fan of Big Science, even though the Tevatron has been eclipsed by CERN. Even so, Paul Halpern's book poses something of an anomaly: it is not a b...

    Although it was written before the discovery of the Higgs Boson I thought it was a nice overview of the history of colliders and cyclotrons and the potential future of their findings. ...

    Good read. Stories are perhaps a bit disjointed, but still fairly easy to follow. Interesting topic, and easy to read. I learned a lot and enjoyed the journey. ...

    Although mostly about the large hadron collider in Europe, this book covers particle physics since the early 1900s. Colliders are devices that accelerate two subatomic particles in such a way that they hit each other. The decay products from the collison can provide information about ...

    Paul Halpern (the author) wrote this lovely book in a storytelling style. He tells us, to some extent, the story of the research in the field of Particle Physics (High Energy Physics).. and covers both the theoretical and the experimental sides. Along the book, he explains, in layman t...

    if you want a drawn out and detailed history of all the physicists and their contributions that led to the building of the CERN Hadron Collider, this is the book for you. Halpern doesn't begin discussing the LHC until somewhere around Chapter 12, close to 3/4 through the book. most of ...

    I was undecided between 3 or 4 stars for this one, so I decided to give it the benefit of the doubt simply because I think it's a worthwhile read for any layperson (physics-wise) at all interested in the subject. The book is a fairly concise history of particle physics experimentation,...

    This is the second book I have read recently about CERN's large hadron collider. I thought this one to be lttle better, because there was more coverage of the history of colliders. Definitely recommended for everyone with an interest in modern physics. I will add the same observation ...

    Collider is an excellent overview of the history and theory of particle physics, the development of various accelerators, smashers and colliders, and what the scientists are actually after with the experiments being conducted at LHC. Halpern writes clear and nicely flowing text and doe...

    This book was REALLY good, and I say that truthfully. The pedestrian could find the pages as interesting and informative as the particle-physicist... Remarkably lucid for a book of its class, admitted a few phrases are difficult they're nothing a re-read can't handle. Diminutive it is,...

    A mix of the science and history of modern quantum mechanics for the explanation of the fundamental nature of matter. The emphasis is on the Large Hadron Collider operated by CERN in Switzerland and the still ongoing search for the Higgs Boson. The book alternates between explanation o...

    This is basically a short history of partical physics beginning with Rutherford and ending with the large hadron collider. He tells of the successes of the Tevetron and the United States failure to build the Superconducting Super Collider which in effect ended particle physics research...

    A very enjoyable book that documents the history of accelerators and related physics history. I greatly enjoyed the easy read through the timeline of the standard model. The author also discusses topics like wormholes, black holes, and time travel. One of the takeaways from the book...

    "Collider" is an interesting book giving an overview of discoveries of elementary particles and the scientists and instruments that have been used for those discoveries. It covers ground from the smallest particles to black holes and the end of the Universe. The reader also gets to k...

  • M
    Jan 12, 2011

    I've read many books on the subject of particle physics. Most talk about the science and the history of the field. Collider touches on these subjects too, I particularly enjoyed the chapter on black holes, but the central theme of this book is the accelerators themselves. You get told ...

    I have difficulty putting into words my frustration with this book. The topic of particle accelerators is fascinating and the personalities, technology, and science involved in their construction leave me endlessly interested...except this book seems to somehow miss that. The stories a...

    Guh. Couldn't finish it. It's not the subject matter that was boring, but rather a combination of bad narrator (okay, yeah, I'm really picky about audiobook narrators, so this guy may not seem that bad to anyone else) and Halpern's writing, namely his consistent use of similes and meta...

    ???? ???? ?? ???? ????? ??? ????? ?????? ?? ???? ???????? ??????? ????? ???? ?? ???? ?????? ???? ???? ???? ??? ?????? ?? ?? ???? ????? ?? ???????? ??????? ?...

    This book came out in 2010, just 2 years after CERN opened so it is in the midst of CERN excitement and prelude to much that has been momentous since, such as when the physics world erupted in excitement in July 2012 to learn that scientists using the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CER...

    I have read several books about particle physics, some are quite difficult for public readers like me, but this one i consider still understandable, Halpern used storytelling style to explain the development of particle physic since 1920, he mentioned 2 key persons who make LHC happene...

    Having been present at Fermilab when the top quark was first detected, I must confess to being something of a whimsical snob... But remain a fan of Big Science, even though the Tevatron has been eclipsed by CERN. Even so, Paul Halpern's book poses something of an anomaly: it is not a b...

    Although it was written before the discovery of the Higgs Boson I thought it was a nice overview of the history of colliders and cyclotrons and the potential future of their findings. ...

    Good read. Stories are perhaps a bit disjointed, but still fairly easy to follow. Interesting topic, and easy to read. I learned a lot and enjoyed the journey. ...

    Although mostly about the large hadron collider in Europe, this book covers particle physics since the early 1900s. Colliders are devices that accelerate two subatomic particles in such a way that they hit each other. The decay products from the collison can provide information about ...

    Paul Halpern (the author) wrote this lovely book in a storytelling style. He tells us, to some extent, the story of the research in the field of Particle Physics (High Energy Physics).. and covers both the theoretical and the experimental sides. Along the book, he explains, in layman t...

  • Joseph
    Feb 28, 2011

    I've read many books on the subject of particle physics. Most talk about the science and the history of the field. Collider touches on these subjects too, I particularly enjoyed the chapter on black holes, but the central theme of this book is the accelerators themselves. You get told ...

    I have difficulty putting into words my frustration with this book. The topic of particle accelerators is fascinating and the personalities, technology, and science involved in their construction leave me endlessly interested...except this book seems to somehow miss that. The stories a...

    Guh. Couldn't finish it. It's not the subject matter that was boring, but rather a combination of bad narrator (okay, yeah, I'm really picky about audiobook narrators, so this guy may not seem that bad to anyone else) and Halpern's writing, namely his consistent use of similes and meta...

    ???? ???? ?? ???? ????? ??? ????? ?????? ?? ???? ???????? ??????? ????? ???? ?? ???? ?????? ???? ???? ???? ??? ?????? ?? ?? ???? ????? ?? ???????? ??????? ?...

    This book came out in 2010, just 2 years after CERN opened so it is in the midst of CERN excitement and prelude to much that has been momentous since, such as when the physics world erupted in excitement in July 2012 to learn that scientists using the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CER...

    I have read several books about particle physics, some are quite difficult for public readers like me, but this one i consider still understandable, Halpern used storytelling style to explain the development of particle physic since 1920, he mentioned 2 key persons who make LHC happene...

    Having been present at Fermilab when the top quark was first detected, I must confess to being something of a whimsical snob... But remain a fan of Big Science, even though the Tevatron has been eclipsed by CERN. Even so, Paul Halpern's book poses something of an anomaly: it is not a b...

    Although it was written before the discovery of the Higgs Boson I thought it was a nice overview of the history of colliders and cyclotrons and the potential future of their findings. ...

    Good read. Stories are perhaps a bit disjointed, but still fairly easy to follow. Interesting topic, and easy to read. I learned a lot and enjoyed the journey. ...

    Although mostly about the large hadron collider in Europe, this book covers particle physics since the early 1900s. Colliders are devices that accelerate two subatomic particles in such a way that they hit each other. The decay products from the collison can provide information about ...

    Paul Halpern (the author) wrote this lovely book in a storytelling style. He tells us, to some extent, the story of the research in the field of Particle Physics (High Energy Physics).. and covers both the theoretical and the experimental sides. Along the book, he explains, in layman t...

    if you want a drawn out and detailed history of all the physicists and their contributions that led to the building of the CERN Hadron Collider, this is the book for you. Halpern doesn't begin discussing the LHC until somewhere around Chapter 12, close to 3/4 through the book. most of ...

    I was undecided between 3 or 4 stars for this one, so I decided to give it the benefit of the doubt simply because I think it's a worthwhile read for any layperson (physics-wise) at all interested in the subject. The book is a fairly concise history of particle physics experimentation,...

    This is the second book I have read recently about CERN's large hadron collider. I thought this one to be lttle better, because there was more coverage of the history of colliders. Definitely recommended for everyone with an interest in modern physics. I will add the same observation ...

    Collider is an excellent overview of the history and theory of particle physics, the development of various accelerators, smashers and colliders, and what the scientists are actually after with the experiments being conducted at LHC. Halpern writes clear and nicely flowing text and doe...

    This book was REALLY good, and I say that truthfully. The pedestrian could find the pages as interesting and informative as the particle-physicist... Remarkably lucid for a book of its class, admitted a few phrases are difficult they're nothing a re-read can't handle. Diminutive it is,...

    A mix of the science and history of modern quantum mechanics for the explanation of the fundamental nature of matter. The emphasis is on the Large Hadron Collider operated by CERN in Switzerland and the still ongoing search for the Higgs Boson. The book alternates between explanation o...

  • Mohamed IBrahim
    May 07, 2014

    I've read many books on the subject of particle physics. Most talk about the science and the history of the field. Collider touches on these subjects too, I particularly enjoyed the chapter on black holes, but the central theme of this book is the accelerators themselves. You get told ...

    I have difficulty putting into words my frustration with this book. The topic of particle accelerators is fascinating and the personalities, technology, and science involved in their construction leave me endlessly interested...except this book seems to somehow miss that. The stories a...

    Guh. Couldn't finish it. It's not the subject matter that was boring, but rather a combination of bad narrator (okay, yeah, I'm really picky about audiobook narrators, so this guy may not seem that bad to anyone else) and Halpern's writing, namely his consistent use of similes and meta...

    ???? ???? ?? ???? ????? ??? ????? ?????? ?? ???? ???????? ??????? ????? ???? ?? ???? ?????? ???? ???? ???? ??? ?????? ?? ?? ???? ????? ?? ???????? ??????? ?...

  • Tom Schulte
    Jul 21, 2016

    I've read many books on the subject of particle physics. Most talk about the science and the history of the field. Collider touches on these subjects too, I particularly enjoyed the chapter on black holes, but the central theme of this book is the accelerators themselves. You get told ...

    I have difficulty putting into words my frustration with this book. The topic of particle accelerators is fascinating and the personalities, technology, and science involved in their construction leave me endlessly interested...except this book seems to somehow miss that. The stories a...

    Guh. Couldn't finish it. It's not the subject matter that was boring, but rather a combination of bad narrator (okay, yeah, I'm really picky about audiobook narrators, so this guy may not seem that bad to anyone else) and Halpern's writing, namely his consistent use of similes and meta...

    ???? ???? ?? ???? ????? ??? ????? ?????? ?? ???? ???????? ??????? ????? ???? ?? ???? ?????? ???? ???? ???? ??? ?????? ?? ?? ???? ????? ?? ???????? ??????? ?...

    This book came out in 2010, just 2 years after CERN opened so it is in the midst of CERN excitement and prelude to much that has been momentous since, such as when the physics world erupted in excitement in July 2012 to learn that scientists using the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CER...

  • Min
    Aug 19, 2011

    I've read many books on the subject of particle physics. Most talk about the science and the history of the field. Collider touches on these subjects too, I particularly enjoyed the chapter on black holes, but the central theme of this book is the accelerators themselves. You get told ...

    I have difficulty putting into words my frustration with this book. The topic of particle accelerators is fascinating and the personalities, technology, and science involved in their construction leave me endlessly interested...except this book seems to somehow miss that. The stories a...

    Guh. Couldn't finish it. It's not the subject matter that was boring, but rather a combination of bad narrator (okay, yeah, I'm really picky about audiobook narrators, so this guy may not seem that bad to anyone else) and Halpern's writing, namely his consistent use of similes and meta...

    ???? ???? ?? ???? ????? ??? ????? ?????? ?? ???? ???????? ??????? ????? ???? ?? ???? ?????? ???? ???? ???? ??? ?????? ?? ?? ???? ????? ?? ???????? ??????? ?...

    This book came out in 2010, just 2 years after CERN opened so it is in the midst of CERN excitement and prelude to much that has been momentous since, such as when the physics world erupted in excitement in July 2012 to learn that scientists using the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CER...

    I have read several books about particle physics, some are quite difficult for public readers like me, but this one i consider still understandable, Halpern used storytelling style to explain the development of particle physic since 1920, he mentioned 2 key persons who make LHC happene...

    Having been present at Fermilab when the top quark was first detected, I must confess to being something of a whimsical snob... But remain a fan of Big Science, even though the Tevatron has been eclipsed by CERN. Even so, Paul Halpern's book poses something of an anomaly: it is not a b...

    Although it was written before the discovery of the Higgs Boson I thought it was a nice overview of the history of colliders and cyclotrons and the potential future of their findings. ...

    Good read. Stories are perhaps a bit disjointed, but still fairly easy to follow. Interesting topic, and easy to read. I learned a lot and enjoyed the journey. ...

    Although mostly about the large hadron collider in Europe, this book covers particle physics since the early 1900s. Colliders are devices that accelerate two subatomic particles in such a way that they hit each other. The decay products from the collison can provide information about ...

    Paul Halpern (the author) wrote this lovely book in a storytelling style. He tells us, to some extent, the story of the research in the field of Particle Physics (High Energy Physics).. and covers both the theoretical and the experimental sides. Along the book, he explains, in layman t...

    if you want a drawn out and detailed history of all the physicists and their contributions that led to the building of the CERN Hadron Collider, this is the book for you. Halpern doesn't begin discussing the LHC until somewhere around Chapter 12, close to 3/4 through the book. most of ...

  • Richard Zhang
    Sep 04, 2011

    I've read many books on the subject of particle physics. Most talk about the science and the history of the field. Collider touches on these subjects too, I particularly enjoyed the chapter on black holes, but the central theme of this book is the accelerators themselves. You get told ...

    I have difficulty putting into words my frustration with this book. The topic of particle accelerators is fascinating and the personalities, technology, and science involved in their construction leave me endlessly interested...except this book seems to somehow miss that. The stories a...

    Guh. Couldn't finish it. It's not the subject matter that was boring, but rather a combination of bad narrator (okay, yeah, I'm really picky about audiobook narrators, so this guy may not seem that bad to anyone else) and Halpern's writing, namely his consistent use of similes and meta...

    ???? ???? ?? ???? ????? ??? ????? ?????? ?? ???? ???????? ??????? ????? ???? ?? ???? ?????? ???? ???? ???? ??? ?????? ?? ?? ???? ????? ?? ???????? ??????? ?...

    This book came out in 2010, just 2 years after CERN opened so it is in the midst of CERN excitement and prelude to much that has been momentous since, such as when the physics world erupted in excitement in July 2012 to learn that scientists using the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CER...

    I have read several books about particle physics, some are quite difficult for public readers like me, but this one i consider still understandable, Halpern used storytelling style to explain the development of particle physic since 1920, he mentioned 2 key persons who make LHC happene...

    Having been present at Fermilab when the top quark was first detected, I must confess to being something of a whimsical snob... But remain a fan of Big Science, even though the Tevatron has been eclipsed by CERN. Even so, Paul Halpern's book poses something of an anomaly: it is not a b...

    Although it was written before the discovery of the Higgs Boson I thought it was a nice overview of the history of colliders and cyclotrons and the potential future of their findings. ...

    Good read. Stories are perhaps a bit disjointed, but still fairly easy to follow. Interesting topic, and easy to read. I learned a lot and enjoyed the journey. ...

    Although mostly about the large hadron collider in Europe, this book covers particle physics since the early 1900s. Colliders are devices that accelerate two subatomic particles in such a way that they hit each other. The decay products from the collison can provide information about ...

    Paul Halpern (the author) wrote this lovely book in a storytelling style. He tells us, to some extent, the story of the research in the field of Particle Physics (High Energy Physics).. and covers both the theoretical and the experimental sides. Along the book, he explains, in layman t...

    if you want a drawn out and detailed history of all the physicists and their contributions that led to the building of the CERN Hadron Collider, this is the book for you. Halpern doesn't begin discussing the LHC until somewhere around Chapter 12, close to 3/4 through the book. most of ...

    I was undecided between 3 or 4 stars for this one, so I decided to give it the benefit of the doubt simply because I think it's a worthwhile read for any layperson (physics-wise) at all interested in the subject. The book is a fairly concise history of particle physics experimentation,...

    This is the second book I have read recently about CERN's large hadron collider. I thought this one to be lttle better, because there was more coverage of the history of colliders. Definitely recommended for everyone with an interest in modern physics. I will add the same observation ...

    Collider is an excellent overview of the history and theory of particle physics, the development of various accelerators, smashers and colliders, and what the scientists are actually after with the experiments being conducted at LHC. Halpern writes clear and nicely flowing text and doe...

    This book was REALLY good, and I say that truthfully. The pedestrian could find the pages as interesting and informative as the particle-physicist... Remarkably lucid for a book of its class, admitted a few phrases are difficult they're nothing a re-read can't handle. Diminutive it is,...

    A mix of the science and history of modern quantum mechanics for the explanation of the fundamental nature of matter. The emphasis is on the Large Hadron Collider operated by CERN in Switzerland and the still ongoing search for the Higgs Boson. The book alternates between explanation o...

    This is basically a short history of partical physics beginning with Rutherford and ending with the large hadron collider. He tells of the successes of the Tevetron and the United States failure to build the Superconducting Super Collider which in effect ended particle physics research...

    A very enjoyable book that documents the history of accelerators and related physics history. I greatly enjoyed the easy read through the timeline of the standard model. The author also discusses topics like wormholes, black holes, and time travel. One of the takeaways from the book...

    "Collider" is an interesting book giving an overview of discoveries of elementary particles and the scientists and instruments that have been used for those discoveries. It covers ground from the smallest particles to black holes and the end of the Universe. The reader also gets to k...

    If you're looking for a strictly physics book, this one might not fit what you're looking for. I was bored (somewhat) during the LHC chapter. I did, however, learn a lot about physics. Pretty good book. ...

    The first half was dry and boring, because it was remedial for me. But the second half had some interesting physics in it! If you're new to physics, this would be an exciting read all the way through. ...

    "Particles are small!" After reading this you will realize that particles are small and takes a huge amount of energy to find them. You will have a working understanding of what the Large Hadron Collider does and how it does it. ...

    Physicist and author Paul Halpern explains both the history behind the LHC (Large Hadron Collider) and why it is important for humanity's understanding of the universe. ...

    Sort of a Mr. Toads ride through particle physics. Needs a glossary ...

    Interesting facts and in depth history of how the collider came to be. ...

    This is a pretty good primer on particle physics, detailing the key players in quantum physics and the origin of particle colliders. Highly recommended. ...

    The first half of the book is engaging and informative. The second half gets too technical and becomes a shopping list. ...

  • Gary
    Sep 08, 2011

    I've read many books on the subject of particle physics. Most talk about the science and the history of the field. Collider touches on these subjects too, I particularly enjoyed the chapter on black holes, but the central theme of this book is the accelerators themselves. You get told ...

    I have difficulty putting into words my frustration with this book. The topic of particle accelerators is fascinating and the personalities, technology, and science involved in their construction leave me endlessly interested...except this book seems to somehow miss that. The stories a...

    Guh. Couldn't finish it. It's not the subject matter that was boring, but rather a combination of bad narrator (okay, yeah, I'm really picky about audiobook narrators, so this guy may not seem that bad to anyone else) and Halpern's writing, namely his consistent use of similes and meta...

    ???? ???? ?? ???? ????? ??? ????? ?????? ?? ???? ???????? ??????? ????? ???? ?? ???? ?????? ???? ???? ???? ??? ?????? ?? ?? ???? ????? ?? ???????? ??????? ?...

    This book came out in 2010, just 2 years after CERN opened so it is in the midst of CERN excitement and prelude to much that has been momentous since, such as when the physics world erupted in excitement in July 2012 to learn that scientists using the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CER...

    I have read several books about particle physics, some are quite difficult for public readers like me, but this one i consider still understandable, Halpern used storytelling style to explain the development of particle physic since 1920, he mentioned 2 key persons who make LHC happene...

    Having been present at Fermilab when the top quark was first detected, I must confess to being something of a whimsical snob... But remain a fan of Big Science, even though the Tevatron has been eclipsed by CERN. Even so, Paul Halpern's book poses something of an anomaly: it is not a b...

    Although it was written before the discovery of the Higgs Boson I thought it was a nice overview of the history of colliders and cyclotrons and the potential future of their findings. ...

    Good read. Stories are perhaps a bit disjointed, but still fairly easy to follow. Interesting topic, and easy to read. I learned a lot and enjoyed the journey. ...

    Although mostly about the large hadron collider in Europe, this book covers particle physics since the early 1900s. Colliders are devices that accelerate two subatomic particles in such a way that they hit each other. The decay products from the collison can provide information about ...

    Paul Halpern (the author) wrote this lovely book in a storytelling style. He tells us, to some extent, the story of the research in the field of Particle Physics (High Energy Physics).. and covers both the theoretical and the experimental sides. Along the book, he explains, in layman t...

    if you want a drawn out and detailed history of all the physicists and their contributions that led to the building of the CERN Hadron Collider, this is the book for you. Halpern doesn't begin discussing the LHC until somewhere around Chapter 12, close to 3/4 through the book. most of ...

    I was undecided between 3 or 4 stars for this one, so I decided to give it the benefit of the doubt simply because I think it's a worthwhile read for any layperson (physics-wise) at all interested in the subject. The book is a fairly concise history of particle physics experimentation,...

    This is the second book I have read recently about CERN's large hadron collider. I thought this one to be lttle better, because there was more coverage of the history of colliders. Definitely recommended for everyone with an interest in modern physics. I will add the same observation ...

    Collider is an excellent overview of the history and theory of particle physics, the development of various accelerators, smashers and colliders, and what the scientists are actually after with the experiments being conducted at LHC. Halpern writes clear and nicely flowing text and doe...

    This book was REALLY good, and I say that truthfully. The pedestrian could find the pages as interesting and informative as the particle-physicist... Remarkably lucid for a book of its class, admitted a few phrases are difficult they're nothing a re-read can't handle. Diminutive it is,...

    A mix of the science and history of modern quantum mechanics for the explanation of the fundamental nature of matter. The emphasis is on the Large Hadron Collider operated by CERN in Switzerland and the still ongoing search for the Higgs Boson. The book alternates between explanation o...

    This is basically a short history of partical physics beginning with Rutherford and ending with the large hadron collider. He tells of the successes of the Tevetron and the United States failure to build the Superconducting Super Collider which in effect ended particle physics research...

    A very enjoyable book that documents the history of accelerators and related physics history. I greatly enjoyed the easy read through the timeline of the standard model. The author also discusses topics like wormholes, black holes, and time travel. One of the takeaways from the book...

    "Collider" is an interesting book giving an overview of discoveries of elementary particles and the scientists and instruments that have been used for those discoveries. It covers ground from the smallest particles to black holes and the end of the Universe. The reader also gets to k...

    If you're looking for a strictly physics book, this one might not fit what you're looking for. I was bored (somewhat) during the LHC chapter. I did, however, learn a lot about physics. Pretty good book. ...

    The first half was dry and boring, because it was remedial for me. But the second half had some interesting physics in it! If you're new to physics, this would be an exciting read all the way through. ...

    "Particles are small!" After reading this you will realize that particles are small and takes a huge amount of energy to find them. You will have a working understanding of what the Large Hadron Collider does and how it does it. ...

  • Trever
    Dec 26, 2011

    I've read many books on the subject of particle physics. Most talk about the science and the history of the field. Collider touches on these subjects too, I particularly enjoyed the chapter on black holes, but the central theme of this book is the accelerators themselves. You get told ...

    I have difficulty putting into words my frustration with this book. The topic of particle accelerators is fascinating and the personalities, technology, and science involved in their construction leave me endlessly interested...except this book seems to somehow miss that. The stories a...

    Guh. Couldn't finish it. It's not the subject matter that was boring, but rather a combination of bad narrator (okay, yeah, I'm really picky about audiobook narrators, so this guy may not seem that bad to anyone else) and Halpern's writing, namely his consistent use of similes and meta...

    ???? ???? ?? ???? ????? ??? ????? ?????? ?? ???? ???????? ??????? ????? ???? ?? ???? ?????? ???? ???? ???? ??? ?????? ?? ?? ???? ????? ?? ???????? ??????? ?...

    This book came out in 2010, just 2 years after CERN opened so it is in the midst of CERN excitement and prelude to much that has been momentous since, such as when the physics world erupted in excitement in July 2012 to learn that scientists using the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CER...

    I have read several books about particle physics, some are quite difficult for public readers like me, but this one i consider still understandable, Halpern used storytelling style to explain the development of particle physic since 1920, he mentioned 2 key persons who make LHC happene...

    Having been present at Fermilab when the top quark was first detected, I must confess to being something of a whimsical snob... But remain a fan of Big Science, even though the Tevatron has been eclipsed by CERN. Even so, Paul Halpern's book poses something of an anomaly: it is not a b...

    Although it was written before the discovery of the Higgs Boson I thought it was a nice overview of the history of colliders and cyclotrons and the potential future of their findings. ...

    Good read. Stories are perhaps a bit disjointed, but still fairly easy to follow. Interesting topic, and easy to read. I learned a lot and enjoyed the journey. ...

    Although mostly about the large hadron collider in Europe, this book covers particle physics since the early 1900s. Colliders are devices that accelerate two subatomic particles in such a way that they hit each other. The decay products from the collison can provide information about ...

    Paul Halpern (the author) wrote this lovely book in a storytelling style. He tells us, to some extent, the story of the research in the field of Particle Physics (High Energy Physics).. and covers both the theoretical and the experimental sides. Along the book, he explains, in layman t...

    if you want a drawn out and detailed history of all the physicists and their contributions that led to the building of the CERN Hadron Collider, this is the book for you. Halpern doesn't begin discussing the LHC until somewhere around Chapter 12, close to 3/4 through the book. most of ...

    I was undecided between 3 or 4 stars for this one, so I decided to give it the benefit of the doubt simply because I think it's a worthwhile read for any layperson (physics-wise) at all interested in the subject. The book is a fairly concise history of particle physics experimentation,...

    This is the second book I have read recently about CERN's large hadron collider. I thought this one to be lttle better, because there was more coverage of the history of colliders. Definitely recommended for everyone with an interest in modern physics. I will add the same observation ...

    Collider is an excellent overview of the history and theory of particle physics, the development of various accelerators, smashers and colliders, and what the scientists are actually after with the experiments being conducted at LHC. Halpern writes clear and nicely flowing text and doe...

    This book was REALLY good, and I say that truthfully. The pedestrian could find the pages as interesting and informative as the particle-physicist... Remarkably lucid for a book of its class, admitted a few phrases are difficult they're nothing a re-read can't handle. Diminutive it is,...

    A mix of the science and history of modern quantum mechanics for the explanation of the fundamental nature of matter. The emphasis is on the Large Hadron Collider operated by CERN in Switzerland and the still ongoing search for the Higgs Boson. The book alternates between explanation o...

    This is basically a short history of partical physics beginning with Rutherford and ending with the large hadron collider. He tells of the successes of the Tevetron and the United States failure to build the Superconducting Super Collider which in effect ended particle physics research...

    A very enjoyable book that documents the history of accelerators and related physics history. I greatly enjoyed the easy read through the timeline of the standard model. The author also discusses topics like wormholes, black holes, and time travel. One of the takeaways from the book...

    "Collider" is an interesting book giving an overview of discoveries of elementary particles and the scientists and instruments that have been used for those discoveries. It covers ground from the smallest particles to black holes and the end of the Universe. The reader also gets to k...

    If you're looking for a strictly physics book, this one might not fit what you're looking for. I was bored (somewhat) during the LHC chapter. I did, however, learn a lot about physics. Pretty good book. ...

    The first half was dry and boring, because it was remedial for me. But the second half had some interesting physics in it! If you're new to physics, this would be an exciting read all the way through. ...

    "Particles are small!" After reading this you will realize that particles are small and takes a huge amount of energy to find them. You will have a working understanding of what the Large Hadron Collider does and how it does it. ...

    Physicist and author Paul Halpern explains both the history behind the LHC (Large Hadron Collider) and why it is important for humanity's understanding of the universe. ...

    Sort of a Mr. Toads ride through particle physics. Needs a glossary ...

    Interesting facts and in depth history of how the collider came to be. ...

  • Farrah Garland
    Apr 18, 2018

    I've read many books on the subject of particle physics. Most talk about the science and the history of the field. Collider touches on these subjects too, I particularly enjoyed the chapter on black holes, but the central theme of this book is the accelerators themselves. You get told ...

    I have difficulty putting into words my frustration with this book. The topic of particle accelerators is fascinating and the personalities, technology, and science involved in their construction leave me endlessly interested...except this book seems to somehow miss that. The stories a...

    Guh. Couldn't finish it. It's not the subject matter that was boring, but rather a combination of bad narrator (okay, yeah, I'm really picky about audiobook narrators, so this guy may not seem that bad to anyone else) and Halpern's writing, namely his consistent use of similes and meta...

    ???? ???? ?? ???? ????? ??? ????? ?????? ?? ???? ???????? ??????? ????? ???? ?? ???? ?????? ???? ???? ???? ??? ?????? ?? ?? ???? ????? ?? ???????? ??????? ?...

    This book came out in 2010, just 2 years after CERN opened so it is in the midst of CERN excitement and prelude to much that has been momentous since, such as when the physics world erupted in excitement in July 2012 to learn that scientists using the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CER...

    I have read several books about particle physics, some are quite difficult for public readers like me, but this one i consider still understandable, Halpern used storytelling style to explain the development of particle physic since 1920, he mentioned 2 key persons who make LHC happene...

    Having been present at Fermilab when the top quark was first detected, I must confess to being something of a whimsical snob... But remain a fan of Big Science, even though the Tevatron has been eclipsed by CERN. Even so, Paul Halpern's book poses something of an anomaly: it is not a b...

    Although it was written before the discovery of the Higgs Boson I thought it was a nice overview of the history of colliders and cyclotrons and the potential future of their findings. ...

    Good read. Stories are perhaps a bit disjointed, but still fairly easy to follow. Interesting topic, and easy to read. I learned a lot and enjoyed the journey. ...

  • YHC
    Nov 23, 2017

    I've read many books on the subject of particle physics. Most talk about the science and the history of the field. Collider touches on these subjects too, I particularly enjoyed the chapter on black holes, but the central theme of this book is the accelerators themselves. You get told ...

    I have difficulty putting into words my frustration with this book. The topic of particle accelerators is fascinating and the personalities, technology, and science involved in their construction leave me endlessly interested...except this book seems to somehow miss that. The stories a...

    Guh. Couldn't finish it. It's not the subject matter that was boring, but rather a combination of bad narrator (okay, yeah, I'm really picky about audiobook narrators, so this guy may not seem that bad to anyone else) and Halpern's writing, namely his consistent use of similes and meta...

    ???? ???? ?? ???? ????? ??? ????? ?????? ?? ???? ???????? ??????? ????? ???? ?? ???? ?????? ???? ???? ???? ??? ?????? ?? ?? ???? ????? ?? ???????? ??????? ?...

    This book came out in 2010, just 2 years after CERN opened so it is in the midst of CERN excitement and prelude to much that has been momentous since, such as when the physics world erupted in excitement in July 2012 to learn that scientists using the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CER...

    I have read several books about particle physics, some are quite difficult for public readers like me, but this one i consider still understandable, Halpern used storytelling style to explain the development of particle physic since 1920, he mentioned 2 key persons who make LHC happene...

  • Theodosia of the Fathomless Hall
    May 19, 2014

    I've read many books on the subject of particle physics. Most talk about the science and the history of the field. Collider touches on these subjects too, I particularly enjoyed the chapter on black holes, but the central theme of this book is the accelerators themselves. You get told ...

    I have difficulty putting into words my frustration with this book. The topic of particle accelerators is fascinating and the personalities, technology, and science involved in their construction leave me endlessly interested...except this book seems to somehow miss that. The stories a...

    Guh. Couldn't finish it. It's not the subject matter that was boring, but rather a combination of bad narrator (okay, yeah, I'm really picky about audiobook narrators, so this guy may not seem that bad to anyone else) and Halpern's writing, namely his consistent use of similes and meta...

    ???? ???? ?? ???? ????? ??? ????? ?????? ?? ???? ???????? ??????? ????? ???? ?? ???? ?????? ???? ???? ???? ??? ?????? ?? ?? ???? ????? ?? ???????? ??????? ?...

    This book came out in 2010, just 2 years after CERN opened so it is in the midst of CERN excitement and prelude to much that has been momentous since, such as when the physics world erupted in excitement in July 2012 to learn that scientists using the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CER...

    I have read several books about particle physics, some are quite difficult for public readers like me, but this one i consider still understandable, Halpern used storytelling style to explain the development of particle physic since 1920, he mentioned 2 key persons who make LHC happene...

    Having been present at Fermilab when the top quark was first detected, I must confess to being something of a whimsical snob... But remain a fan of Big Science, even though the Tevatron has been eclipsed by CERN. Even so, Paul Halpern's book poses something of an anomaly: it is not a b...

    Although it was written before the discovery of the Higgs Boson I thought it was a nice overview of the history of colliders and cyclotrons and the potential future of their findings. ...

    Good read. Stories are perhaps a bit disjointed, but still fairly easy to follow. Interesting topic, and easy to read. I learned a lot and enjoyed the journey. ...

    Although mostly about the large hadron collider in Europe, this book covers particle physics since the early 1900s. Colliders are devices that accelerate two subatomic particles in such a way that they hit each other. The decay products from the collison can provide information about ...

    Paul Halpern (the author) wrote this lovely book in a storytelling style. He tells us, to some extent, the story of the research in the field of Particle Physics (High Energy Physics).. and covers both the theoretical and the experimental sides. Along the book, he explains, in layman t...

    if you want a drawn out and detailed history of all the physicists and their contributions that led to the building of the CERN Hadron Collider, this is the book for you. Halpern doesn't begin discussing the LHC until somewhere around Chapter 12, close to 3/4 through the book. most of ...

    I was undecided between 3 or 4 stars for this one, so I decided to give it the benefit of the doubt simply because I think it's a worthwhile read for any layperson (physics-wise) at all interested in the subject. The book is a fairly concise history of particle physics experimentation,...

    This is the second book I have read recently about CERN's large hadron collider. I thought this one to be lttle better, because there was more coverage of the history of colliders. Definitely recommended for everyone with an interest in modern physics. I will add the same observation ...

    Collider is an excellent overview of the history and theory of particle physics, the development of various accelerators, smashers and colliders, and what the scientists are actually after with the experiments being conducted at LHC. Halpern writes clear and nicely flowing text and doe...

    This book was REALLY good, and I say that truthfully. The pedestrian could find the pages as interesting and informative as the particle-physicist... Remarkably lucid for a book of its class, admitted a few phrases are difficult they're nothing a re-read can't handle. Diminutive it is,...

  • Teejay
    Mar 12, 2017

    I've read many books on the subject of particle physics. Most talk about the science and the history of the field. Collider touches on these subjects too, I particularly enjoyed the chapter on black holes, but the central theme of this book is the accelerators themselves. You get told ...

    I have difficulty putting into words my frustration with this book. The topic of particle accelerators is fascinating and the personalities, technology, and science involved in their construction leave me endlessly interested...except this book seems to somehow miss that. The stories a...

    Guh. Couldn't finish it. It's not the subject matter that was boring, but rather a combination of bad narrator (okay, yeah, I'm really picky about audiobook narrators, so this guy may not seem that bad to anyone else) and Halpern's writing, namely his consistent use of similes and meta...

    ???? ???? ?? ???? ????? ??? ????? ?????? ?? ???? ???????? ??????? ????? ???? ?? ???? ?????? ???? ???? ???? ??? ?????? ?? ?? ???? ????? ?? ???????? ??????? ?...

    This book came out in 2010, just 2 years after CERN opened so it is in the midst of CERN excitement and prelude to much that has been momentous since, such as when the physics world erupted in excitement in July 2012 to learn that scientists using the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CER...

    I have read several books about particle physics, some are quite difficult for public readers like me, but this one i consider still understandable, Halpern used storytelling style to explain the development of particle physic since 1920, he mentioned 2 key persons who make LHC happene...

    Having been present at Fermilab when the top quark was first detected, I must confess to being something of a whimsical snob... But remain a fan of Big Science, even though the Tevatron has been eclipsed by CERN. Even so, Paul Halpern's book poses something of an anomaly: it is not a b...

  • Ron Joniak
    Dec 03, 2016

    I've read many books on the subject of particle physics. Most talk about the science and the history of the field. Collider touches on these subjects too, I particularly enjoyed the chapter on black holes, but the central theme of this book is the accelerators themselves. You get told ...

    I have difficulty putting into words my frustration with this book. The topic of particle accelerators is fascinating and the personalities, technology, and science involved in their construction leave me endlessly interested...except this book seems to somehow miss that. The stories a...

    Guh. Couldn't finish it. It's not the subject matter that was boring, but rather a combination of bad narrator (okay, yeah, I'm really picky about audiobook narrators, so this guy may not seem that bad to anyone else) and Halpern's writing, namely his consistent use of similes and meta...

    ???? ???? ?? ???? ????? ??? ????? ?????? ?? ???? ???????? ??????? ????? ???? ?? ???? ?????? ???? ???? ???? ??? ?????? ?? ?? ???? ????? ?? ???????? ??????? ?...

    This book came out in 2010, just 2 years after CERN opened so it is in the midst of CERN excitement and prelude to much that has been momentous since, such as when the physics world erupted in excitement in July 2012 to learn that scientists using the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CER...

    I have read several books about particle physics, some are quite difficult for public readers like me, but this one i consider still understandable, Halpern used storytelling style to explain the development of particle physic since 1920, he mentioned 2 key persons who make LHC happene...

    Having been present at Fermilab when the top quark was first detected, I must confess to being something of a whimsical snob... But remain a fan of Big Science, even though the Tevatron has been eclipsed by CERN. Even so, Paul Halpern's book poses something of an anomaly: it is not a b...

    Although it was written before the discovery of the Higgs Boson I thought it was a nice overview of the history of colliders and cyclotrons and the potential future of their findings. ...

    Good read. Stories are perhaps a bit disjointed, but still fairly easy to follow. Interesting topic, and easy to read. I learned a lot and enjoyed the journey. ...

    Although mostly about the large hadron collider in Europe, this book covers particle physics since the early 1900s. Colliders are devices that accelerate two subatomic particles in such a way that they hit each other. The decay products from the collison can provide information about ...

    Paul Halpern (the author) wrote this lovely book in a storytelling style. He tells us, to some extent, the story of the research in the field of Particle Physics (High Energy Physics).. and covers both the theoretical and the experimental sides. Along the book, he explains, in layman t...

    if you want a drawn out and detailed history of all the physicists and their contributions that led to the building of the CERN Hadron Collider, this is the book for you. Halpern doesn't begin discussing the LHC until somewhere around Chapter 12, close to 3/4 through the book. most of ...

    I was undecided between 3 or 4 stars for this one, so I decided to give it the benefit of the doubt simply because I think it's a worthwhile read for any layperson (physics-wise) at all interested in the subject. The book is a fairly concise history of particle physics experimentation,...

    This is the second book I have read recently about CERN's large hadron collider. I thought this one to be lttle better, because there was more coverage of the history of colliders. Definitely recommended for everyone with an interest in modern physics. I will add the same observation ...

    Collider is an excellent overview of the history and theory of particle physics, the development of various accelerators, smashers and colliders, and what the scientists are actually after with the experiments being conducted at LHC. Halpern writes clear and nicely flowing text and doe...

    This book was REALLY good, and I say that truthfully. The pedestrian could find the pages as interesting and informative as the particle-physicist... Remarkably lucid for a book of its class, admitted a few phrases are difficult they're nothing a re-read can't handle. Diminutive it is,...

    A mix of the science and history of modern quantum mechanics for the explanation of the fundamental nature of matter. The emphasis is on the Large Hadron Collider operated by CERN in Switzerland and the still ongoing search for the Higgs Boson. The book alternates between explanation o...

    This is basically a short history of partical physics beginning with Rutherford and ending with the large hadron collider. He tells of the successes of the Tevetron and the United States failure to build the Superconducting Super Collider which in effect ended particle physics research...

    A very enjoyable book that documents the history of accelerators and related physics history. I greatly enjoyed the easy read through the timeline of the standard model. The author also discusses topics like wormholes, black holes, and time travel. One of the takeaways from the book...

  • Jordan B.
    May 04, 2014

    I've read many books on the subject of particle physics. Most talk about the science and the history of the field. Collider touches on these subjects too, I particularly enjoyed the chapter on black holes, but the central theme of this book is the accelerators themselves. You get told ...

    I have difficulty putting into words my frustration with this book. The topic of particle accelerators is fascinating and the personalities, technology, and science involved in their construction leave me endlessly interested...except this book seems to somehow miss that. The stories a...

    Guh. Couldn't finish it. It's not the subject matter that was boring, but rather a combination of bad narrator (okay, yeah, I'm really picky about audiobook narrators, so this guy may not seem that bad to anyone else) and Halpern's writing, namely his consistent use of similes and meta...

    ???? ???? ?? ???? ????? ??? ????? ?????? ?? ???? ???????? ??????? ????? ???? ?? ???? ?????? ???? ???? ???? ??? ?????? ?? ?? ???? ????? ?? ???????? ??????? ?...

    This book came out in 2010, just 2 years after CERN opened so it is in the midst of CERN excitement and prelude to much that has been momentous since, such as when the physics world erupted in excitement in July 2012 to learn that scientists using the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CER...

    I have read several books about particle physics, some are quite difficult for public readers like me, but this one i consider still understandable, Halpern used storytelling style to explain the development of particle physic since 1920, he mentioned 2 key persons who make LHC happene...

    Having been present at Fermilab when the top quark was first detected, I must confess to being something of a whimsical snob... But remain a fan of Big Science, even though the Tevatron has been eclipsed by CERN. Even so, Paul Halpern's book poses something of an anomaly: it is not a b...

    Although it was written before the discovery of the Higgs Boson I thought it was a nice overview of the history of colliders and cyclotrons and the potential future of their findings. ...

    Good read. Stories are perhaps a bit disjointed, but still fairly easy to follow. Interesting topic, and easy to read. I learned a lot and enjoyed the journey. ...

    Although mostly about the large hadron collider in Europe, this book covers particle physics since the early 1900s. Colliders are devices that accelerate two subatomic particles in such a way that they hit each other. The decay products from the collison can provide information about ...

    Paul Halpern (the author) wrote this lovely book in a storytelling style. He tells us, to some extent, the story of the research in the field of Particle Physics (High Energy Physics).. and covers both the theoretical and the experimental sides. Along the book, he explains, in layman t...

    if you want a drawn out and detailed history of all the physicists and their contributions that led to the building of the CERN Hadron Collider, this is the book for you. Halpern doesn't begin discussing the LHC until somewhere around Chapter 12, close to 3/4 through the book. most of ...

    I was undecided between 3 or 4 stars for this one, so I decided to give it the benefit of the doubt simply because I think it's a worthwhile read for any layperson (physics-wise) at all interested in the subject. The book is a fairly concise history of particle physics experimentation,...

    This is the second book I have read recently about CERN's large hadron collider. I thought this one to be lttle better, because there was more coverage of the history of colliders. Definitely recommended for everyone with an interest in modern physics. I will add the same observation ...

    Collider is an excellent overview of the history and theory of particle physics, the development of various accelerators, smashers and colliders, and what the scientists are actually after with the experiments being conducted at LHC. Halpern writes clear and nicely flowing text and doe...

    This book was REALLY good, and I say that truthfully. The pedestrian could find the pages as interesting and informative as the particle-physicist... Remarkably lucid for a book of its class, admitted a few phrases are difficult they're nothing a re-read can't handle. Diminutive it is,...

    A mix of the science and history of modern quantum mechanics for the explanation of the fundamental nature of matter. The emphasis is on the Large Hadron Collider operated by CERN in Switzerland and the still ongoing search for the Higgs Boson. The book alternates between explanation o...

    This is basically a short history of partical physics beginning with Rutherford and ending with the large hadron collider. He tells of the successes of the Tevetron and the United States failure to build the Superconducting Super Collider which in effect ended particle physics research...

    A very enjoyable book that documents the history of accelerators and related physics history. I greatly enjoyed the easy read through the timeline of the standard model. The author also discusses topics like wormholes, black holes, and time travel. One of the takeaways from the book...

    "Collider" is an interesting book giving an overview of discoveries of elementary particles and the scientists and instruments that have been used for those discoveries. It covers ground from the smallest particles to black holes and the end of the Universe. The reader also gets to k...

    If you're looking for a strictly physics book, this one might not fit what you're looking for. I was bored (somewhat) during the LHC chapter. I did, however, learn a lot about physics. Pretty good book. ...

  • Daniel Ulm
    Jun 20, 2014

    I've read many books on the subject of particle physics. Most talk about the science and the history of the field. Collider touches on these subjects too, I particularly enjoyed the chapter on black holes, but the central theme of this book is the accelerators themselves. You get told ...

    I have difficulty putting into words my frustration with this book. The topic of particle accelerators is fascinating and the personalities, technology, and science involved in their construction leave me endlessly interested...except this book seems to somehow miss that. The stories a...

    Guh. Couldn't finish it. It's not the subject matter that was boring, but rather a combination of bad narrator (okay, yeah, I'm really picky about audiobook narrators, so this guy may not seem that bad to anyone else) and Halpern's writing, namely his consistent use of similes and meta...

    ???? ???? ?? ???? ????? ??? ????? ?????? ?? ???? ???????? ??????? ????? ???? ?? ???? ?????? ???? ???? ???? ??? ?????? ?? ?? ???? ????? ?? ???????? ??????? ?...

    This book came out in 2010, just 2 years after CERN opened so it is in the midst of CERN excitement and prelude to much that has been momentous since, such as when the physics world erupted in excitement in July 2012 to learn that scientists using the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CER...

    I have read several books about particle physics, some are quite difficult for public readers like me, but this one i consider still understandable, Halpern used storytelling style to explain the development of particle physic since 1920, he mentioned 2 key persons who make LHC happene...

    Having been present at Fermilab when the top quark was first detected, I must confess to being something of a whimsical snob... But remain a fan of Big Science, even though the Tevatron has been eclipsed by CERN. Even so, Paul Halpern's book poses something of an anomaly: it is not a b...

    Although it was written before the discovery of the Higgs Boson I thought it was a nice overview of the history of colliders and cyclotrons and the potential future of their findings. ...

    Good read. Stories are perhaps a bit disjointed, but still fairly easy to follow. Interesting topic, and easy to read. I learned a lot and enjoyed the journey. ...

    Although mostly about the large hadron collider in Europe, this book covers particle physics since the early 1900s. Colliders are devices that accelerate two subatomic particles in such a way that they hit each other. The decay products from the collison can provide information about ...

    Paul Halpern (the author) wrote this lovely book in a storytelling style. He tells us, to some extent, the story of the research in the field of Particle Physics (High Energy Physics).. and covers both the theoretical and the experimental sides. Along the book, he explains, in layman t...

    if you want a drawn out and detailed history of all the physicists and their contributions that led to the building of the CERN Hadron Collider, this is the book for you. Halpern doesn't begin discussing the LHC until somewhere around Chapter 12, close to 3/4 through the book. most of ...

    I was undecided between 3 or 4 stars for this one, so I decided to give it the benefit of the doubt simply because I think it's a worthwhile read for any layperson (physics-wise) at all interested in the subject. The book is a fairly concise history of particle physics experimentation,...

    This is the second book I have read recently about CERN's large hadron collider. I thought this one to be lttle better, because there was more coverage of the history of colliders. Definitely recommended for everyone with an interest in modern physics. I will add the same observation ...

    Collider is an excellent overview of the history and theory of particle physics, the development of various accelerators, smashers and colliders, and what the scientists are actually after with the experiments being conducted at LHC. Halpern writes clear and nicely flowing text and doe...

    This book was REALLY good, and I say that truthfully. The pedestrian could find the pages as interesting and informative as the particle-physicist... Remarkably lucid for a book of its class, admitted a few phrases are difficult they're nothing a re-read can't handle. Diminutive it is,...

    A mix of the science and history of modern quantum mechanics for the explanation of the fundamental nature of matter. The emphasis is on the Large Hadron Collider operated by CERN in Switzerland and the still ongoing search for the Higgs Boson. The book alternates between explanation o...

    This is basically a short history of partical physics beginning with Rutherford and ending with the large hadron collider. He tells of the successes of the Tevetron and the United States failure to build the Superconducting Super Collider which in effect ended particle physics research...

    A very enjoyable book that documents the history of accelerators and related physics history. I greatly enjoyed the easy read through the timeline of the standard model. The author also discusses topics like wormholes, black holes, and time travel. One of the takeaways from the book...

    "Collider" is an interesting book giving an overview of discoveries of elementary particles and the scientists and instruments that have been used for those discoveries. It covers ground from the smallest particles to black holes and the end of the Universe. The reader also gets to k...

    If you're looking for a strictly physics book, this one might not fit what you're looking for. I was bored (somewhat) during the LHC chapter. I did, however, learn a lot about physics. Pretty good book. ...

    The first half was dry and boring, because it was remedial for me. But the second half had some interesting physics in it! If you're new to physics, this would be an exciting read all the way through. ...

    "Particles are small!" After reading this you will realize that particles are small and takes a huge amount of energy to find them. You will have a working understanding of what the Large Hadron Collider does and how it does it. ...

    Physicist and author Paul Halpern explains both the history behind the LHC (Large Hadron Collider) and why it is important for humanity's understanding of the universe. ...

    Sort of a Mr. Toads ride through particle physics. Needs a glossary ...

    Interesting facts and in depth history of how the collider came to be. ...

    This is a pretty good primer on particle physics, detailing the key players in quantum physics and the origin of particle colliders. Highly recommended. ...

    The first half of the book is engaging and informative. The second half gets too technical and becomes a shopping list. ...

    Perhaps we live in a Plato's cave ...

    good ...

  • Patryk
    Nov 08, 2015

    I've read many books on the subject of particle physics. Most talk about the science and the history of the field. Collider touches on these subjects too, I particularly enjoyed the chapter on black holes, but the central theme of this book is the accelerators themselves. You get told ...

    I have difficulty putting into words my frustration with this book. The topic of particle accelerators is fascinating and the personalities, technology, and science involved in their construction leave me endlessly interested...except this book seems to somehow miss that. The stories a...

    Guh. Couldn't finish it. It's not the subject matter that was boring, but rather a combination of bad narrator (okay, yeah, I'm really picky about audiobook narrators, so this guy may not seem that bad to anyone else) and Halpern's writing, namely his consistent use of similes and meta...

    ???? ???? ?? ???? ????? ??? ????? ?????? ?? ???? ???????? ??????? ????? ???? ?? ???? ?????? ???? ???? ???? ??? ?????? ?? ?? ???? ????? ?? ???????? ??????? ?...

    This book came out in 2010, just 2 years after CERN opened so it is in the midst of CERN excitement and prelude to much that has been momentous since, such as when the physics world erupted in excitement in July 2012 to learn that scientists using the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CER...

    I have read several books about particle physics, some are quite difficult for public readers like me, but this one i consider still understandable, Halpern used storytelling style to explain the development of particle physic since 1920, he mentioned 2 key persons who make LHC happene...

    Having been present at Fermilab when the top quark was first detected, I must confess to being something of a whimsical snob... But remain a fan of Big Science, even though the Tevatron has been eclipsed by CERN. Even so, Paul Halpern's book poses something of an anomaly: it is not a b...

    Although it was written before the discovery of the Higgs Boson I thought it was a nice overview of the history of colliders and cyclotrons and the potential future of their findings. ...

    Good read. Stories are perhaps a bit disjointed, but still fairly easy to follow. Interesting topic, and easy to read. I learned a lot and enjoyed the journey. ...

    Although mostly about the large hadron collider in Europe, this book covers particle physics since the early 1900s. Colliders are devices that accelerate two subatomic particles in such a way that they hit each other. The decay products from the collison can provide information about ...

    Paul Halpern (the author) wrote this lovely book in a storytelling style. He tells us, to some extent, the story of the research in the field of Particle Physics (High Energy Physics).. and covers both the theoretical and the experimental sides. Along the book, he explains, in layman t...

    if you want a drawn out and detailed history of all the physicists and their contributions that led to the building of the CERN Hadron Collider, this is the book for you. Halpern doesn't begin discussing the LHC until somewhere around Chapter 12, close to 3/4 through the book. most of ...

    I was undecided between 3 or 4 stars for this one, so I decided to give it the benefit of the doubt simply because I think it's a worthwhile read for any layperson (physics-wise) at all interested in the subject. The book is a fairly concise history of particle physics experimentation,...

    This is the second book I have read recently about CERN's large hadron collider. I thought this one to be lttle better, because there was more coverage of the history of colliders. Definitely recommended for everyone with an interest in modern physics. I will add the same observation ...

    Collider is an excellent overview of the history and theory of particle physics, the development of various accelerators, smashers and colliders, and what the scientists are actually after with the experiments being conducted at LHC. Halpern writes clear and nicely flowing text and doe...

    This book was REALLY good, and I say that truthfully. The pedestrian could find the pages as interesting and informative as the particle-physicist... Remarkably lucid for a book of its class, admitted a few phrases are difficult they're nothing a re-read can't handle. Diminutive it is,...

    A mix of the science and history of modern quantum mechanics for the explanation of the fundamental nature of matter. The emphasis is on the Large Hadron Collider operated by CERN in Switzerland and the still ongoing search for the Higgs Boson. The book alternates between explanation o...

    This is basically a short history of partical physics beginning with Rutherford and ending with the large hadron collider. He tells of the successes of the Tevetron and the United States failure to build the Superconducting Super Collider which in effect ended particle physics research...

    A very enjoyable book that documents the history of accelerators and related physics history. I greatly enjoyed the easy read through the timeline of the standard model. The author also discusses topics like wormholes, black holes, and time travel. One of the takeaways from the book...

    "Collider" is an interesting book giving an overview of discoveries of elementary particles and the scientists and instruments that have been used for those discoveries. It covers ground from the smallest particles to black holes and the end of the Universe. The reader also gets to k...

    If you're looking for a strictly physics book, this one might not fit what you're looking for. I was bored (somewhat) during the LHC chapter. I did, however, learn a lot about physics. Pretty good book. ...

    The first half was dry and boring, because it was remedial for me. But the second half had some interesting physics in it! If you're new to physics, this would be an exciting read all the way through. ...

    "Particles are small!" After reading this you will realize that particles are small and takes a huge amount of energy to find them. You will have a working understanding of what the Large Hadron Collider does and how it does it. ...

    Physicist and author Paul Halpern explains both the history behind the LHC (Large Hadron Collider) and why it is important for humanity's understanding of the universe. ...

    Sort of a Mr. Toads ride through particle physics. Needs a glossary ...

    Interesting facts and in depth history of how the collider came to be. ...

    This is a pretty good primer on particle physics, detailing the key players in quantum physics and the origin of particle colliders. Highly recommended. ...

    The first half of the book is engaging and informative. The second half gets too technical and becomes a shopping list. ...

    Perhaps we live in a Plato's cave ...

  • Matt Miller
    Sep 26, 2018

    I've read many books on the subject of particle physics. Most talk about the science and the history of the field. Collider touches on these subjects too, I particularly enjoyed the chapter on black holes, but the central theme of this book is the accelerators themselves. You get told ...

    I have difficulty putting into words my frustration with this book. The topic of particle accelerators is fascinating and the personalities, technology, and science involved in their construction leave me endlessly interested...except this book seems to somehow miss that. The stories a...

    Guh. Couldn't finish it. It's not the subject matter that was boring, but rather a combination of bad narrator (okay, yeah, I'm really picky about audiobook narrators, so this guy may not seem that bad to anyone else) and Halpern's writing, namely his consistent use of similes and meta...

    ???? ???? ?? ???? ????? ??? ????? ?????? ?? ???? ???????? ??????? ????? ???? ?? ???? ?????? ???? ???? ???? ??? ?????? ?? ?? ???? ????? ?? ???????? ??????? ?...

    This book came out in 2010, just 2 years after CERN opened so it is in the midst of CERN excitement and prelude to much that has been momentous since, such as when the physics world erupted in excitement in July 2012 to learn that scientists using the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CER...

    I have read several books about particle physics, some are quite difficult for public readers like me, but this one i consider still understandable, Halpern used storytelling style to explain the development of particle physic since 1920, he mentioned 2 key persons who make LHC happene...

    Having been present at Fermilab when the top quark was first detected, I must confess to being something of a whimsical snob... But remain a fan of Big Science, even though the Tevatron has been eclipsed by CERN. Even so, Paul Halpern's book poses something of an anomaly: it is not a b...

    Although it was written before the discovery of the Higgs Boson I thought it was a nice overview of the history of colliders and cyclotrons and the potential future of their findings. ...

  • Buggz79
    Jul 10, 2012

    I've read many books on the subject of particle physics. Most talk about the science and the history of the field. Collider touches on these subjects too, I particularly enjoyed the chapter on black holes, but the central theme of this book is the accelerators themselves. You get told ...

    I have difficulty putting into words my frustration with this book. The topic of particle accelerators is fascinating and the personalities, technology, and science involved in their construction leave me endlessly interested...except this book seems to somehow miss that. The stories a...

    Guh. Couldn't finish it. It's not the subject matter that was boring, but rather a combination of bad narrator (okay, yeah, I'm really picky about audiobook narrators, so this guy may not seem that bad to anyone else) and Halpern's writing, namely his consistent use of similes and meta...

    ???? ???? ?? ???? ????? ??? ????? ?????? ?? ???? ???????? ??????? ????? ???? ?? ???? ?????? ???? ???? ???? ??? ?????? ?? ?? ???? ????? ?? ???????? ??????? ?...

    This book came out in 2010, just 2 years after CERN opened so it is in the midst of CERN excitement and prelude to much that has been momentous since, such as when the physics world erupted in excitement in July 2012 to learn that scientists using the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CER...

    I have read several books about particle physics, some are quite difficult for public readers like me, but this one i consider still understandable, Halpern used storytelling style to explain the development of particle physic since 1920, he mentioned 2 key persons who make LHC happene...

    Having been present at Fermilab when the top quark was first detected, I must confess to being something of a whimsical snob... But remain a fan of Big Science, even though the Tevatron has been eclipsed by CERN. Even so, Paul Halpern's book poses something of an anomaly: it is not a b...

    Although it was written before the discovery of the Higgs Boson I thought it was a nice overview of the history of colliders and cyclotrons and the potential future of their findings. ...

    Good read. Stories are perhaps a bit disjointed, but still fairly easy to follow. Interesting topic, and easy to read. I learned a lot and enjoyed the journey. ...

    Although mostly about the large hadron collider in Europe, this book covers particle physics since the early 1900s. Colliders are devices that accelerate two subatomic particles in such a way that they hit each other. The decay products from the collison can provide information about ...

    Paul Halpern (the author) wrote this lovely book in a storytelling style. He tells us, to some extent, the story of the research in the field of Particle Physics (High Energy Physics).. and covers both the theoretical and the experimental sides. Along the book, he explains, in layman t...

    if you want a drawn out and detailed history of all the physicists and their contributions that led to the building of the CERN Hadron Collider, this is the book for you. Halpern doesn't begin discussing the LHC until somewhere around Chapter 12, close to 3/4 through the book. most of ...

    I was undecided between 3 or 4 stars for this one, so I decided to give it the benefit of the doubt simply because I think it's a worthwhile read for any layperson (physics-wise) at all interested in the subject. The book is a fairly concise history of particle physics experimentation,...

    This is the second book I have read recently about CERN's large hadron collider. I thought this one to be lttle better, because there was more coverage of the history of colliders. Definitely recommended for everyone with an interest in modern physics. I will add the same observation ...

    Collider is an excellent overview of the history and theory of particle physics, the development of various accelerators, smashers and colliders, and what the scientists are actually after with the experiments being conducted at LHC. Halpern writes clear and nicely flowing text and doe...

    This book was REALLY good, and I say that truthfully. The pedestrian could find the pages as interesting and informative as the particle-physicist... Remarkably lucid for a book of its class, admitted a few phrases are difficult they're nothing a re-read can't handle. Diminutive it is,...

    A mix of the science and history of modern quantum mechanics for the explanation of the fundamental nature of matter. The emphasis is on the Large Hadron Collider operated by CERN in Switzerland and the still ongoing search for the Higgs Boson. The book alternates between explanation o...

    This is basically a short history of partical physics beginning with Rutherford and ending with the large hadron collider. He tells of the successes of the Tevetron and the United States failure to build the Superconducting Super Collider which in effect ended particle physics research...

    A very enjoyable book that documents the history of accelerators and related physics history. I greatly enjoyed the easy read through the timeline of the standard model. The author also discusses topics like wormholes, black holes, and time travel. One of the takeaways from the book...

    "Collider" is an interesting book giving an overview of discoveries of elementary particles and the scientists and instruments that have been used for those discoveries. It covers ground from the smallest particles to black holes and the end of the Universe. The reader also gets to k...

    If you're looking for a strictly physics book, this one might not fit what you're looking for. I was bored (somewhat) during the LHC chapter. I did, however, learn a lot about physics. Pretty good book. ...

    The first half was dry and boring, because it was remedial for me. But the second half had some interesting physics in it! If you're new to physics, this would be an exciting read all the way through. ...

    "Particles are small!" After reading this you will realize that particles are small and takes a huge amount of energy to find them. You will have a working understanding of what the Large Hadron Collider does and how it does it. ...

    Physicist and author Paul Halpern explains both the history behind the LHC (Large Hadron Collider) and why it is important for humanity's understanding of the universe. ...

    Sort of a Mr. Toads ride through particle physics. Needs a glossary ...

    Interesting facts and in depth history of how the collider came to be. ...

    This is a pretty good primer on particle physics, detailing the key players in quantum physics and the origin of particle colliders. Highly recommended. ...