Beyond the God Particle by Leon M. Lederman

By Leon M. Lederman

Two prime physicists speak about the significance of the Higgs Boson, the way forward for particle physics, and the mysteries of the universe but to be unraveled.
 

On July four, 2012, the long-sought Higgs Boson--aka "the God Particle"--was found on the world's biggest particle accelerator, the LHC, in Geneva, Switzerland. On March 14, 2013, physicists at CERN proven it. This elusive subatomic particle types a box that permeates the full universe, growing the loads of the user-friendly debris which are the fundamental construction blocks of every little thing within the recognized world--from viruses to elephants, from atoms to quasars.
    
beginning the place Nobel Laureate Leon Lederman's bestseller The God Particle left off, this incisive new booklet explains what is subsequent. Lederman and Hill speak about key questions that would occupy physicists for years to come: 

     * Why have been scientists confident that whatever just like the "God Particle" needed to exist? 
     * What new debris, forces, and legislation of physics lie past the "God Particle"? 
     * What robust new accelerators are actually wanted for the U.S. to recapture a management function in technology and to arrive "beyond the God Particle," resembling Fermilab's deliberate Project-X and the Muon Collider? 

     utilizing considerate, witty, daily language, the authors express how all of those exciting questions are prime scientists ever deeper into the cloth of nature. Readers of The God Particle will now not are looking to pass over this significant sequel.

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French physicist Louis de Broglie (one of the founding fathers of the quantum theory) put the first official proposal for the creation of a European laboratory forward at the European Cultural Conference in Lausanne in December 1949. A further push came at the fifth UNESCO General Conference, held in Florence in June 1950, where the American Nobel laureate physicist, Isidor Rabi, tabled a resolution authorizing UNESCO to “assist and encourage the formation of regional research laboratories in order to increase international scientific collaboration…” In 1952, 11 countries signed an agreement establishing a provisional Council—the acronym “CERN” was born and Geneva was chosen as the site of the future Laboratory.

Indeed, the moniker “God Particle” has stirred people up. While it was only an exercise in literary license, many people think it somehow imbues a deep religious significance to a particular elementary particle. It doesn't. Some scientists are disgusted by it, thinking it compromises the dignity and virtuous rationalism of the scientific community, furthermore corrupting the purity of essence and vaulted alabaster image of the scientist hard at work. We have experienced the mixed consequences of the “God Particle” moniker in public firsthand.

The atom, the chemical bond, and the chemical basis of life as well as the properties of materials and properties of the elementary building blocks of all matter could now be understood. But the political climate in Europe shifted toward horror, with the rise of fascism in the twentieth century, and many of the greatest European scientists had to leave, including Einstein, Fermi, Emmy Noether, and many others. By the end of the Second World War, European science had lost its leadership role held for the three and half centuries since Galileo to the United States of America.

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