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Science and Fiction

Particle Panic!

How Popular Media and Popularized Science Feed Public Fears of Particle Accelerator Experiments

Authors: Larsen, Kristine

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  • The most complete survey to date of portrayals of particle accelerators in popular media
  • Demonstrates that scientists are unwittingly complicit in propagating these public fears and misconceptions
  • Addresses readers interested in separating fact from fiction
  • Includes examples from novels, short stories, television series and films
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From novels and short stories to television and film, popular media has made a cottage industry of predicting the end of the world will be caused by particle accelerators. Rather than allay such fears, public pronouncements by particle scientists themselves often unwittingly fan the flames of hysteria.

This book surveys media depictions of particle accelerator physics and the perceived dangers these experiments pose. In addition, it describes the role of scientists in propagating such fears and misconceptions, offering as a conclusion ways in which the scientific community could successfully allay such misplaced fears through more effective communication strategies.

The book is aimed at the general reader interested in separating fact from fiction in the field of high-energy physics, at science educators and communicators, and, last but not least, at all scientists concerned about these issues.

About the Author

Kristine M Larsen holds a Ph.D. in Physics and is currently a professor at Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT, in the Geological Sciences Department. She has published a number of books, among them The Women Who Popularized Geology in the 19th Century (Springer, 2017), The Mythological Dimensions of Neil Gaiman (eds. Anthony Burdge, Jessica Burke, and Kristine Larsen. Kitsune Press, 2012. Recipient of the Gold Medal for Science Fiction/Fantasy in the 2012 Florida Publishing Association Awards), The Mythological Dimensions of Doctor Who (eds. Anthony Burdge, Jessica Burke, and Kristine Larsen. Kitsune Press, 2010), as well as Stephen Hawking: A Biography (Greenwood Press, 2005) and Cosmology 101 (Greenwood Press, (2007).

著者について

Kristine M Larsen holds a Ph.D. in Physics and is currently a professor at Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT, in the Geological Sciences Department. She has published a number of books, among them The Women Who Popularized Geology in the 19th Century (Springer, 2017), The Mythological Dimensions of Neil Gaiman (eds. Anthony Burdge, Jessica Burke, and Kristine Larsen. Kitsune Press, 2012. Recipient of the Gold Medal for Science Fiction/Fantasy in the 2012 Florida Publishing Association Awards), The Mythological Dimensions of Doctor Who (eds. Anthony Burdge, Jessica Burke, and Kristine Larsen. Kitsune Press, 2010), as well as Stephen Hawking: A Biography (Greenwood Press, 2005) and Cosmology 101 (Greenwood Press, (2007).

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“A delightfully detailed survey of the many ways in which quantum mechanics, string theory, dark matter, colliders and cosmology have been pressed into service in the name of popular entertainment. … it is extra-good because these discussions are always shot through with copious references to films, TV series, cartoons, books and comics, which are, in themselves, inherently fascinating. A pearler of a book.” (Andrew Masterson, Cosmos, cosmosmagazine.com, June 15, 2019)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • A Whirlwind Tour of Particle Physics

    Pages 1-21

    Larsen, Kristine

  • Angels or Demons? Stereotypes of Scientists

    Pages 23-46

    Larsen, Kristine

  • The End Is Nigh: Fundamental Particle Fears

    Pages 47-66

    Larsen, Kristine

  • Can You Hear Me Now? Impediments to Science Communication

    Pages 67-90

    Larsen, Kristine

  • Searching For Safety in an Unsafe World

    Pages 91-113

    Larsen, Kristine

書籍の購入

イーブック ¥2,582
価格の適用国: Japan (日本円価格は個人のお客様のみ有効) (小計)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-12206-5
  • ウォーターマーク付、 DRMフリー
  • ファイル形式: EPUB, PDF
  • どの電子書籍リーダーからでもすぐにお読みいただけます。
  • ご購入後、すぐにダウンロードしていただけます。
ソフトカバー ¥3,228
価格の適用国: Japan (日本円価格は個人のお客様のみ有効) (小計)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-12205-8
  • 個人のお客様には、世界中どこでも配送料無料でお届けします。
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Particle Panic!
Book Subtitle
How Popular Media and Popularized Science Feed Public Fears of Particle Accelerator Experiments
Authors
Series Title
Science and Fiction
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
イーブック ISBN
978-3-030-12206-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-12206-5
ソフトカバー ISBN
978-3-030-12205-8
Series ISSN
2197-1188
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 194
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 44 illustrations in colour
Topics