Particle Accelerators, Colliders, and the Story of High Energy Physics

Charming the Cosmic Snake

Authors: Jayakumar, Raghavan

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  • This book gives the readers a deeper understanding of the science and technology of particle accelerators at each stage of the development, culminating in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in CERN, Geneva that engages both the world scientific community and the public interest
  • Will relate how the development of the accelerators enabled significant physics discoveries. The excitement of these discoveries will be felt by the reader through a greater understanding of the science of the LHC and enable their participation in national science policy
  • Informs the readers, who, already interested in popular science, would be wondering what such large spectacular machines are about
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This book takes the readers through the science behind particle accelerators, colliders and detectors: the physics principles that each stage of the development of particle accelerators helped to reveal, and the particles they helped to discover. The book culminates with a description of the Large Hadron Collider, one of the world’s largest and most complex machines operating in a 27-km circumference tunnel near Geneva. 

The book provides the material honestly without misrepresenting the science for the sake of excitement or glossing over difficult notions. The principles behind each type of accelerator is made accessible to the undergraduate student and even to a lay reader with cartoons, illustrations and metaphors. Simultaneously, the book also caters to different levels of reader’s background and provides additional materials for the more interested or diligent reader.

About the authors

Raghavan Jayakumar is an accelerator scientist who was involved in the Superconducting Supercollider project that was cancelled by the the US congress in 1993.

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“Jayakumar, an experienced accelerator scientist, tells the story of scientists’ growing understanding of high-energy particles through the lens of the accelerators and colliders built to explore the diverse phenomena of high-energy physics. … The author writes lucidly, often revealing his passion for both the giant accelerators and the scientists’ mission to explore the world at the highest energies achievable. … Summing Up: Recommended. All general readers and undergraduate students.” (J. R. Burciaga, Choice, Vol. 49 (11), July, 2012)


Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Particle Accelerators, Colliders, and the Story of High Energy Physics
Book Subtitle
Charming the Cosmic Snake
Authors
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-22064-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-22064-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-22063-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-44562-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 224
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