Examines the effort to discover the Higgs boson particle by tracing the development and use of the Large Hadron Collider and how its findings are dramatically shaping scientific understandings while enabling world-changing innovations.
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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).
-It is the biggest question of all in the universe, when and from what universe came into being and how it expanded. It puzzled Einstein and many other cosmologist after him. Finally, they have discovered the particle, which they mysteriously named the God particle. As the mystery surrounds this particle, their quest will either end in finding God, the source of the particle or not. -In an age when biblical truth are considered fairytales by many a scientists, someone must be bold enough to tell the truth that in the beginning the universe was void and darkness prevailed in the entire cosmos until God separated darkness by his eternal light and used 5 percent of the dark matter to create the universe and everything within it. Dr. Cherian courageously links the Scriptures and the science behind the dark matter and the scientists who were divinely guided to name it the God particle. -Newton's and Einstein's dreams have been materialized and though not accepted by the vast majority of scientists openly, many are compromising that universe formed from a cosmic evolution, and life evolved abiogenetically and God interjected his presence into the process of evolution to claim his role-a most absurd stand. -While the latest scientific discoveries tackled the biggest mystery of the universe, scientific discoveries have corroborated the truth man (humanity) is nothing but specks of the dust (Ps. 103:14). -While God who created the universe "sits enthroned above the circle of the earth and stretches out (expanse) the heavens like a canopy and spreads them out like a tent. (Isa. 40:22) is also holding the universe in his hands. -Dr. Cherian brings to light the neglected truth that science and theology are the perfect match of God's truth in the universe. -Most of the scientific discoveries deciphered during the last five hundred years are recorded in the Bible, including water in the exoplanets and the dark matter and dark energy that have been discovered recently. The author has succinctly explained with specific biblical references and explanations. -The author also reveals that from Plymouth Rock to Independence Hall and throughout the length and breadth of America, the profound Christian heritage is engrained in every inch of the land, and America cannot negate God from our land. -God's systematic order of creation was schemed as stages of unguided evolution. -All Christians of the nation must reinvent the declaration by the Supreme Court of the United States in 1892 that "This a Christian Nation," and present-day lawmakers must adhere to that with freedom and liberty for all. -Like a skilled attorney, the author explains America is part of the "Israel of God and a member of the Commonwealth of Israel," as explained by Apostle Paul. The United States of America and the United Kingdom are two nations blessed by God, under the protection of the Almighty God, and we have a moral mandate to preserve our godly culture and civilization and lead other nations to follow before Armageddon, which is imminent.
The great scientific, astronomical and technological advances of the 20th century inspired the science fiction genre to imagine distant worlds and futures, far beyond the discoveries of the here and now. This book explores science fiction films, television series, novels and short stories--from Lost in Space (1965-1968) to Fringe (2008-2013) to the works of Isaac Asimov and Stephen Baxter--with a focus on their underlying concepts of physics and astronomy. Assessing accuracy and plausibility, the author considers the possibilities of solar system, interstellar and faster than light travel; intelligent planets, dark (anti-) matter, the multiverse and string theory, time travel, alternate universes, teleportation and replication, weaponry, force fields, extraterrestrial life, subatomic life, emotional robots, super-human and parapsychological powers, asteroid impacts, space colonies and many other topics.
""Tales of the Quantum" is a discussion of the fundamental principles of quantum physics for the non-scientific reader. Hobson brings together examples that illustrate the simple and logical consistency of what otherwise is viewed as a largely unapproachable topic for anyone but physicists. The book condenses topics like force, motion, and electromagnetism"--
In this book, Simon Perry has brought together a discussion of politics, philosophy, religion, and science by using the Declaration of Independence as a backdrop. He questions whether Jefferson was motivated by God. Is there a role for religion in our government? Is God real or a fantasy? Is the Good Book really good? Why has man turned to God to achieve eternal life? Does the mythicism of creation prevail over evolution? Is man indoctrinated at an early age to accept God unconditionally? These are but a few of the questions that he deals with. As you read, you will discover others. He spent five years researching this book and it relies heavily on the great scholars of religion, science, and politics. This book lays bare our cognitive distortions of who we are and where we came from.
Beginning with Lost Highway, director David Lynch “swerved” in a new direction, one in which very disorienting images of the physical world take center stage in his films. Seeking to understand this unusual emphasis in his work, noted Lynch scholar Martha Nochimson engaged Lynch in a long conversation of unprecedented openness, during which he shared his vision of the physical world as an uncertain place that masks important universal realities. He described how he derives this vision from the Holy Vedas of the Hindu religion, as well as from his layman’s fascination with modern physics. With this deep insight, Nochimson forges a startlingly original template for analyzing Lynch’s later films—the seemingly unlikely combination of the spiritual landscape envisioned in the Holy Vedas and the material landscape evoked by quantum mechanics and relativity. In David Lynch Swerves, Nochimson navigates the complexities of Lost Highway, The Straight Story, Mulholland Drive, and Inland Empire with uncanny skill, shedding light on the beauty of their organic compositions; their thematic critiques of the immense dangers of modern materialism; and their hopeful conceptions of human potential. She concludes with excerpts from the wide-ranging interview in which Lynch discussed his vision with her, as well as an interview with Columbia University physicist David Albert, who was one of Nochimson’s principal tutors in the discipline of quantum physics.
Knowledge is power… A landmark new series from a prize-winning scientist and communicator In this major trilogy, Sean Carroll opens up the world of physics and shows that you don’t necessarily need a science degree to gain a deeper insight into the workings of the universe. Starting with the ideas that revolutionised our view of nature, Space, Time and Motion poses deep questions about the cosmos, guiding us through classical physics from Euclid and Galileo to Newton and Einstein. Carroll investigates how a twin could be seven years older than her brother, and demonstrates why it’s easier than you might think for a drifting astronaut to get back to the safety of the space station. These are the laws of physics as you’ve never understood them before.
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Winner of the 2013 Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books It was the universe’s most elusive particle, the linchpin for everything scientists dreamed up to explain how physics works. It had to be found. But projects as big as CERN’s Large Hadron Collider don’t happen without incredible risks – and occasional skullduggery. In the definitive account of this landmark event, Caltech physicist and acclaimed science writer Sean Carroll reveals the insights, rivalry, and wonder that fuelled the Higgs discovery, and takes us on a riveting and irresistible ride to the very edge of physics today.