The New Cosmic Onion: Quarks And The Nature Of The Universe
ISBN: 1584887982
EAN13: 9781584887980
Language: English
Release Date: Dec 15, 2006
Pages: 232
Dimensions: 0.63" H x 9.13" L x 6.06" W
Weight: 0.84 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview

Not since Newton's apple has there been a physics phenomenon as deliciously appealing to the masses as Frank Close's Cosmic Onion. Widely embraced by scientists and laypersons alike, the book quickly became an international bestseller. Translated into seven languages, it propelled the author to become a worldwide celebrity as well as an inspiration to a generation of scientists. The book's title itself has entered popular usage as a metaphor for the layers that can be peeled away to understand the foundations of the physical world, from dimensions and galaxies, to atoms and quarks.

Close is a lucid, reliable, and enthusiastic guide to the strange and wonderful microcosmic world that dwells deep within reality
- Frank Wilczek, Herman Feshbach Professor of Physics, MIT, 2004 Nobel Prize in Physics

NEW Material

  • Explains the principles behind the Hadron Collider as well as the potential it presents
  • Considers the recent development of the Electroweak Theory as a law of nature
  • Explores the mysteries uncovered and the ones that may be in store with regard to top and bottom quarks

Keeping still-pertinent contents from the original volume that caught the world's attention in 1983, this fresh edition of the Cosmic Onion includes extensive new material to reflect new Read More chevron_right

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