A Zeptospace Odyssey by Gian Francesco Giudice

By Gian Francesco Giudice

This e-book presents an easy and comprehensible advisor for appreciating the discoveries which are approximately to ensue on the huge Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, the world's greatest particle accelerator. A CERN physicist leads the lay reader into the realm of particle physics, from the awesome technological ideas that have been essential to construct the LHC, during the speculative theories invented to explain the last word legislation governing the universe. the result's a unprecedented trip contained in the textile of topic, a thrilling event inside of an odd and bewildering area, wherein one could savor the size of the highbrow revolution that's approximately to take place. Does the mysterious Higgs boson exist? Does area conceal supersymmetry or expand into additional dimensions? How can colliding protons on the LHC free up the secrets and techniques of the foundation of our universe? those questions are all framed after which addressed via knowledgeable within the box. whereas making no compromises in accuracy, this state of the art fabric is gifted in a pleasant, obtainable variety. The book's target isn't just to notify, yet to offer the reader the physicist's feel of awe and pleasure, as we stand on the point of a brand new period in knowing the area during which all of us live.

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Yukawa’s intuition was vindicated and it was demonstrated that his meson – the pion – really exists in nature. But the intricate story of the strong force, full of great discoveries and wrong interpretations, wasn’t over. What does the muon have to do with nature? Some particles (protons, neutrons, and electrons) are there to make matter. Others (photons and pions) are there to make forces. Instead, the muon seemed to have no purpose in the scheme of nature. ” asked Isidor Isaac Rabi, after the identification of the muon.

The merit for this change of attitude in science goes primarily to Galileo Galilei (1564–1642). From his studies, Galileo concluded that gravity accelerates all bodies in the same way, whatever their masses. This result marks a clear departure from Aristotelian doctrine. Experiments were at the origin of Galileo’s assertion, but he had to extrapolate his data to a situation in which he could neglect the effect of air friction. Simple observations, in which the effects of gravity and friction are not separated, can lead to wrong conclusions.

Fermi confidently sent his manuscript to the scientific journal Nature for publication. ”19 Eventually the article was published in another journal, and Fermi’s theory quickly received full recognition. Actually, the article was published in two journals (one in Italian and one in German), because Fascist rules required that Italian scientists publish in Italian. Since an article in Italian was sure to go completely unnoticed by the international scientific community, Fermi made a double publication.

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