About this book
Subtitled, "The Search For The World's Smallest Particles". The Large Hadron Collider made headline news recently, as it was set up to find the Higgs boson particle. But what is the Higgs boson, why is it so important, and why is it sometimes referred to as the God Particle? Halpern attempts to clear up some of the confusion for those of us who don't have an advanced degree in particle physics.
Understanding what our universe is physically made of is one of the oldest and most researched scientific quandaries to date. In the spring of 2009, the Large Hadron Collider will begin smashing particles to deconstruct matter to its smallest pieces and test the existence of the elusive and theoretical Higgs boson - a.k.a.