The Particle at the End of the Universe: The Hunt for the Higgs and the Discovery of a New World

Author(s): Sean Carroll

Science & Natural History

It was the universes most elusive particle, the linchpin for everything scientists dreamed up to explain how stuff works. It had to be found. But projects as big as CERN's Large Hadron Collider don't happen without dealing and conniving, incredible risks and occasional skullduggery. Award-winning physicist and science popularizer Sean Carroll reveals the history-making forces of insight, rivalry, and wonder that fuelled the Higgs search and how its discovery opens a door into the mind-boggling domain of dark matter and other phenomena we never predicted. Told with unrivalled ambition, authority, and access to the teams, this is the greatest science story of our time - riveting and irresistible.


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Sean Carroll is the author of the acclaimed From Eternity to Here and a star of theoretical physics based at the California Institute of Technology. He is also one of the founders of, named as a top 5 science blog by Nature, and a TV presenter.

General Fields

  • : 9781780742328
  • : Oneworld Publications
  • : Oneworld Publications
  • : October 2012
  • : 216mm X 135mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : February 2013
  • : books

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  • : 352
  • : Hardback
  • : Sean Carroll