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Present at the Creation: The Story of CERN…

Present at the Creation: The Story of CERN and the Large Hadron Collider

by Amir D. Aczel

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Decent introduction to CERN, with a brief history and summary of particle physics added on.

I would have liked to have heard more about the LHC itself, but it hasn't been in operation for too long. So that much can be excused.

Also a bit over simplified, and I had some doubts with some of the figures mentioned. Still a worthy read for the layperson, though. ( )
  HadriantheBlind | Mar 30, 2013 |
Present at the Creation is more about subatomic particles than about CERN or the Large Hadron Collider. Not for the general reader. ( )
  sowdman | Jan 18, 2011 |
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In telling the story of what is perhaps the most anticipated experiment in the history of science, Aczel takes us inside the control rooms at CERN at key moments when an international team of top researchers begins to discover whether this multi-billion euro investment will fulfill its spectacular promise.… (more)

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