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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the particual. Return to Book Page. Leon Lederman lo ha logrado. Paperbackpages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I was wondering if someone on partiula could recommend a similar book, with details on recent developments in the field?
I come from a biochemistry background and Lederman’s writing style seems to simplify a lot of the “physics-y stuff. Many thanks in advance! Erdogan Cicek Richard Feynman is the master of this type. But if you want to learn more about the improvements on this topic you should read “Beyond God Particle” …more Richard Feynman is the master of this type.
But if you want to learn more about the improvements on this topic you should read “Beyond God Particle” from the same author. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.
Dec 15, Javier Santaolalla rated it it was amazing. No te vas a arrepentir. Why am I reading a twenty year old popular physics book? The title alone would have been enough to make me steer clear — this label, god particlefor the Higgs boson, is just the kind of hype and misrepresentation that science does not need — I can’t get behind that.
Despite initial misgivings, I did eventually come to enjoy it. Despite some slow parts and some theore Why am I reading a twenty year old popular physics book? Despite some slow parts and some theoretical parts where the book is beginning to show its age, I did come away with an overall favorable impression, and would recommend it to others for certain topics that it covered splendidly.
The best of them were the detailed explanations of how many important particle physics experiments throughout history were done — how they proved what they proved, and how the apparatus was constructed. One tends to read pop physics by theorists, but this one is djvina an experimenter, a Nobel Prize winning experimenter at that.
It’s a different perspective from most of what other physics I have read, and has a nuts and bolts feel to it.
You get a hardware-level look at everything from Galileo’s inclined planes, to the earliest alpha-particle scattering experiments to the invention and development of cyclotrons and synchrotrons, and the different kinds of detectors used in them. We also learn about how different experimental setups competed for some of the same discoveries, and the relative advantages and disadvantages of, say, electron-positron colliders compared to proton-antiproton colliders.
The book is structured around a theme of the quest for the atomos posited by Democritus, the fundamental uncuttable constituent of all matter as opposed to the chemical atom which is itself a composite particle.
This theme is traced all the way from Democritus what lz we know of him to the physicists of the Enlightenment, the 19th century, and into the modern era.
La Partícula Divina
I found the connection to leddrman Greek philosophy particuoa be a bit of a stretch, or at least over-emphasized, but it was at least food for divlna. There were some whimsical digressions where the author played with this theme — imaginary conversations with Democritus — that I personally found to be the most dull parts of the book.
On the other hand, there were also fascinating stories about famous partivula that I had not heard before, and even a few lesser-known scientists that I was introduced to for the first time, like Boscovich. In the chapters about the modern period of high energy physics, all of the big names of the field made appearances, along with personal anecdotes about many of them. The parts written as memoir are some of the most entertaining parts of the book. This book is becoming a little bit dated as far as the physics and cosmology it covers is concerned.
Not so much that it’s wrong, as that it is incomplete. At the time this was written, the Superconducting Supercollider project had not yet been cancelled, the Large Hadron Collider had not yet been announced, the tau particle had not been discovered, the accelerating expansion of the universe and dark energy was unknown, and the age of the universe was only known to be “about 15 billion years”. For this reason, I did not focus so much on the physics and cosmology in the book, and read more for the history and engineering.
This made some parts of the book seem like a very slow read. There was one outright error in the edition that I read that first brought me confusion, then surprise. I can only hope that it was corrected in later editions. On pagethe time-energy uncertainty principle was described incorrectly: That should read “uncertainty of I also wondered about another statement later in the book, but I forget now what it was. To end on a positive note, I did want to mention that Leon Lederman is a very entertaining personality and his personality comes through vividly in his writing.
La Partícula Divina by Leon M. Lederman
There were definitely some laugh-out-loud moments in this book. I’m glad to have taken time to learn about Leon Lederman’s life and work and his contributions to our understanding of the universe. Science fans, those who want to know more about particle physics, anyone with a lively divinx.
A very lively, funny, and informative book by Nobel Laureate Leon Lederman. The first part of the book is a vivid and hilarious historical survey of ideas and discoveries in Western physics from the Greeks down to the present day.
Having l you as a reader step by step on this journey, Lederman then opens the door to his own utterly fascinating but little-understood speciality, particle physics. Lederman conveys with excitement and humor what it is like to be one of two or three people in t A very lively, funny, and informative book by Nobel Laureate Leon Lederman. Lederman conveys with excitement and humor what it is like to be one of two or three people in the world who are pushing the frontiers of scientific knowledge in a particular specialized area.
This book is especially significant right now, inas we are about to see the Large Hadron Collider, the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator, begin operation.
The entire aim of the LHC is to find the elusive Higgs boson, the “God Particle” of the book’s title, which would largely confirm the Standard Model of physics. Leon Lederman takes you by the hand and walks you through partiula these ideas with joy and humor. This is one of the sharpest science books for the general reader ever published. Engrossing partiucla being over simplistic and filled with wit and interesting anecdotes, The God Particle is a chronicle of the human intellectual endeavour to answer some divinaa the Universe’s most challenging questions.
Lucidly written and inspiring, it is a must read for anyone even remotely padticula in Physics. As a history of particle physics, it’s pretty good. However, I still had to consult Wikipedia after I read it to find out what the Paticula field is the point of the book was to tell the story of the quest to prove its existence, upon which all of particle theory rests And there’s this one great passage where he rips on “The Partichla of Physics” and other pseudo-sc As a history of particle physics, it’s pretty good.
And there’s this one great passage where he rips on “The Tao of Physics” and other pseudo-science books that are written and sold by people who abuse their credentials yes! In truth, science is a much more flexible thing.
Science is not about status quo. Super analogija u odlomku kao sedmi suprug Zsa Zse Gabor: Lederman provides an entertaining history of physics and much of it is accessible to the general reader. Interestingly, he writes that it takes a grad student at least two years “to develop quantum intuition. The book leads to the so-called God particle. What gives particles their mass, he asks, and then he answers that “we suspect a field.
As massless particles light of various wave l Lederman provides an entertaining history of physics and much of it is accessible to the general reader. As massless particles light of various wave lengths? Provokingly, he states that mass, therefore, may not be a fundamental attribute eivina matter, “but a property acquired by the interaction of particles and their environment.
Is the Higgs field the new aether Lederman asks? What is implied here is that space is not merely a metric measurement of distance by time but is a “something” after all: There is big mass that pulls and inertial mass that resists being sivina by “a force. And does gravity not exhibit the oscillation between the attractive and repulsive forces that occur on the atomic scale? Elderman there are four forces in nature, might there be two underlying patterns to them as one of the Greeks Empledocles – love and hate, harmony and discord?
Alternatively, under Einstein geometric theory of gravity, is gravity really a force at all? Is there need for a graviton? Also in support of Einstein and counter to Lederman, John Archibald Wheeler tosses Newton’s “inertial mass” and “gravitational mass” aside, along with his theory of motion. There’s motion, but it’s created by “rolling down hill” so to say, and not by any magical pulling and resistance forces.
Primera lectura ‘seria’ del verano. Great piece of science book, hard to understand in moments, but overall funny, vivid and informing book. Would recommend to everyone interested in world around us and development of atom theory from Greeks to modern days. This book provides an interesting foray into the deep mechanisms of particle physics. Nicknamed ‘The Plumber’ due to his preference for experimentation by Murray Gell-Mann, it is clear from this book that Lederman’s work in the 60s and 70s is nothing short of Nobel calibre.
This book is fairly dense in terms of physics technicalities, but one can still appreciate the humorous anecdotes throughout.
As generally explained in the book, a neutrino ‘little neutral one’ is an elementary particle of This book provides an interesting foray into the deep mechanisms of particle physics. As generally explained in the book, a neutrino ‘little neutral one’ is an elementary particle of neutral electric charge and almost 0 mass. Neutrinos are extremely difficult to detect, yet more than 50 trillion of them pass through our bodies every second via partciula sun.
Leptons electrons, muons, and the tau can also be neutrinos with corresponding antineutrinos. These are said to be the “flavours” of a neutrino. Lederman’s Nobel Prize, inwas awarded “for the neutrino beam method and the demonstration of the doublet structure of the leptons through the discovery of the muon neutrino”, and it was shared with Schwartz and Steinberger.
As an aside, direct evidence for the neutrino related to the tau was announced by Fermilab a particle accelerator like ledernan LHC, but in Chicago in July Current studies indicate that neutrinos have a small but nonzero mass.