Atom Land: A guided tour through the strange (and impossibly small) world of particle physics, by Jon Butterworth
Synopsis: Journey into an unseen world—and to the frontiers of human knowledge.
Welcome to Atom Land, the impossibly small world of quantum physics. With award–winning physics Jon Butterworth as your guide, you’ll set sail from Port Electron in search of strange new terrain. Each discovery will expand the horizons of your trusty map—from the Hadron Island to the Isle of Quarks and beyond. Just beware of Dark Energy and other sea monsters!
A masterful work of metaphor, Atom Land also gives form to the forces that shape the universe: Electromagnetism is a highway system; the strong force, a railway; the weak force, an airline. But, like Butterworth, you may find that curiosity is the strongest force of all—one that pulls you across the subatomic seas, toward the unknown realm of Antimatter, and to the very outer reaches of the cosmos.
Published: March 2018 | ISBN: 978-1615193738
Mini-bio: Jonathan Mark Butterworth is a Professor of Physics at University College London working on the ATLAS experiment at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider. Wikipedia
Author’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/jonmbutterworth
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Hardcover Edition: Atom Land: A Guided Tour Through the Strange (and Impossibly Small) World of Particle Physics
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