Not in view that Newton’s apple has there been a physics phenomenon as deliciously attractive to the hundreds as Frank Close’s Cosmic Onion. Widely embraced via scientists and laypersons alike, the ebook fast turned a global bestseller. Translated into seven languages, it propelled the writer to develop into a world star in addition to an concept to a new release of scientists. The book’s name itself has entered renowned utilization as a metaphor for the layers that may be peeled away to appreciate the rules of the actual international, from dimensions and galaxies, to atoms and quarks.
“Close is a lucid, trustworthy, and enthusiastic consultant to the unusual and beautiful microcosmic international that dwells deep inside reality”
— Frank Wilczek, Herman Feshbach Professor of Physics, MIT, 2004 Nobel Prize in Physics
- Explains the rules in the back of the Hadron Collider in addition to the aptitude it offers
- Considers the new improvement of the Electroweak concept as a legislation of nature
- Explores the mysteries exposed and those which may be in shop with reference to most sensible and backside quarks
Keeping still-pertinent contents from the unique quantity that stuck the world’s realization in 1983, this clean variation of the Cosmic Onion comprises broad new fabric to mirror new perspectives of the universe. supplying reasons that discover the rules of 21st Century technological know-how and destiny instructions, this paintings deals prepared entry and precise views to extra common themes reminiscent of the forces of nature, atoms, the nucleus, and nuclear debris.
It additionally travels down paths that just a real pioneer and educator can enterprise, comparable to a dialogue of what Professor shut refers to because the Eightfold approach together with the findings, surprises, and new questions rising from the newest paintings with accelerators.