Higgs Force

The story of the greatest scientific discovery for 50 years.

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Higgs Force tells the incredible story of the most important scientific discovery of the past 50 years. It begins with the ideas of the Greek philosophers over two thousand years ago, and takes us on a journey through many of the most important scientific discoveries in history before bringing us right up to date with the discovery of the Higgs particle in July 2012.

The Higgs Force Timeline shows the journey to the discovery of the Higgs particle.

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‘The book is excellent on several levels. It is well written, thoughtful, and engaging. The author presents the material with very little mathematics, making it accessible to nonscientific audiences. Summing Up: Highly recommended.’

‘A delightfully readable and accessible account of the search for the force which ensures that there is something rather than nothing in the Universe.’
John Gribbin, Astrophysicist and Science Author

‘A remarkable story told with lucidity and verve.’
Jonathan Evans, Lecturer in Physics, Cambridge University

‘… good reading for anyone interested in what today’s physicists are excited about.’
The CERN Courier, July 2012

‘Higgs Force takes some pretty high-end physical concepts and research and presents them in a format that pretty much anybody can start to get their head around, as long as they’re armed with a general interest in the subject matter.’

‘Higgs Force takes a new approach to contemporary physics, and makes notoriously difficult material accessible and approachable, very readable and entertaining.’
Tony Mann, President of the British Society for the History of Mathematics

Amazon US Review
5.0 out of 5 stars Easily the clearest book on the history of physics, February 13, 2013

Philip G. Eidelberg (New Canaan, CT. 06840, USA) – See all my reviews
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This review is from: Higgs Force (Paperback)

Nicholas Mee’s work on the Higgs Force (2nd edition) is a brilliant tour de force.

It is first of all, a model of clarity which can be fully understood by the general reader with no formal background in physics.

Despite its title, the book covers not only the 50 year search for the Higgs particle but also puts it within the context of a general history of physics, with particular emphasis on the 200 years since Michael Faraday’s studies on electricity and magnetism. This historical perspective naturally serves to make the discovery of the Higgs much more understandable and interesting. It also gives the reader an excellent introduction to quantum mechanics which even today remains unfamiliar to most literate people, despite its centrality to any understanding of the century we live in.

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