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The neutrino hunters

the chase for the ghost particle and the secrets of the universe

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This edition was published in by Oneworld in Richmond.

Written in English

"Detective thriller meets astrophysics in this adventure into neutrinos and the scientists who pursue them For more than eighty years, brilliant and eccentric scientists around the world have been searching for the incredibly small bits of matter we call neutrinos. Trillions of these ghostly particles pass through our bodies every second, but they are so pathologically shy that neutrino hunters have to use Olympic-size pools deep underground and a gigantic cube of Antarctic ice to catch just a handful. Neutrinos may hold the secrets to the nature of antimatter and what the universe was like just seconds after the big bang, but they are extremely elusive and difficult to pin down--much like the adventurous scientists who doggedly pursue them. In Neutrino Hunters, the renowned astrophysicist and award-winning author Ray Jayawardhana takes us on a thrilling journey into the shadowy world of neutrinos and the colorful lives of those who chase them. Demystifying particle science along the way, Jayawardhana tells a detective story with cosmic implications--interweaving the tales of the irascible Casanova, Wolfgang Pauli; the troubled genius Ettore Majorana, who disappeared without a trace; and Bruno Pontecorvo, whose defection to the Soviet Union caused a Cold War ruckus. Ultimately, Jayawardhana reveals just how significant these fast-moving particles are to the world we live in, and why the next decade of neutrino hunting will redefine how we think about physics, cosmology, and our lives on Earth"--

"Detective thriller meets astrophysics in this adventure into neutrinos and the scientists who pursue them"--

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Cacciatori di neutrini: La storia della particella che aiutetà a svelare i segreti dell'universo
2014, Codice Edizioni
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Neutrino hunters: the thrilling chase for a ghostly particle to unlock the secrets of the universe
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"Detective thriller meets astrophysics in this adventure into neutrinos and the scientists who pursue them For more than eighty years, brilliant and eccentric scientists around the world have been searching for the incredibly small bits of matter we call neutrinos. Trillions of these ghostly particles pass through our bodies every second, but they are so pathologically shy that neutrino hunters have to use Olympic-size pools deep underground and a gigantic cube of Antarctic ice to catch just a handful. Neutrinos may hold the secrets to the nature of antimatter and what the universe was like just seconds after the big bang, but they are extremely elusive and difficult to pin down--much like the adventurous scientists who doggedly pursue them. In Neutrino Hunters, the renowned astrophysicist and award-winning author Ray Jayawardhana takes us on a thrilling journey into the shadowy world of neutrinos and the colorful lives of those who chase them. Demystifying particle science along the way, Jayawardhana tells a detective story with cosmic implications--interweaving the tales of the irascible Casanova, Wolfgang Pauli; the troubled genius Ettore Majorana, who disappeared without a trace; and Bruno Pontecorvo, whose defection to the Soviet Union caused a Cold War ruckus. Ultimately, Jayawardhana reveals just how significant these fast-moving particles are to the world we live in, and why the next decade of neutrino hunting will redefine how we think about physics, cosmology, and our lives on Earth"--

"Detective thriller meets astrophysics in this adventure into neutrinos and the scientists who pursue them"--

The neutrino hunters

the chase for the ghost particle and the secrets of the universe

This edition was published in by Oneworld in Richmond.


Edition Notes

Originally published: 2014.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
539.7215

The Physical Object

Pagination
pages cm

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL32356354M
Internet Archive
neutrinohuntersc0000jaya_k8i0
ISBN 10
1780746474
ISBN 13
9781780746470
OCLC/WorldCat
896854895

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