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The infinity puzzle : quantum field theory and the hunt for an orderly universe, Frank Close
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 Summary
 "Speculation is rife that by 2012 the elusive Higgs boson will be found at the Large Hadron Collider. If found, the Higgs boson would help explain why everything has mass. But there's more at stakewhat we're really testing is our capacity to make the universe reasonable. Our best understanding of physics is predicated on something known as quantum field theory. Unfortunately, in its raw form, it doesn't make senseits outputs are physically impossible infinite percentages when they should be something simpler, like the number 1. The kind of physics that the Higgs boson represents seeks to "renormalize" field theory, forcing equations to provide answers that match what we see in the real world. The Infinity Puzzle is the story of a wild idea on the road to acceptance. Only Close can tell it"Provided by publisher
 Language
 eng
 Extent
 xii, 435 p.
 Contents

 Prologue : Amsterdam, 1971
 Genesis. The point of infinity ; Shelter Island and QED ; Feynman, Schwinger, and Tomonaga (and Dyson) ; Intermission : 1950 ; Abdus Salam : a strong beginning ; Yang, Mills, and Shaw ; The identity of John Ward ; The marriage of weak and electromagnetic forces to 1964 ; Intermission : 1960 ; Broken symmetries ; "The boson that has been named after me, " a.k.a., the Higgs Boson ; Intermission : mid1960s ; 1967 : from Kibble to Salam and Weinberg ; "And now I introduce Mr. 't Hooft" ; Intermission : early 1970s
 Revelation. B.J. and the cosmic quarks ; A comedy of errors ; Intermission : 1975  Heavy light ; Warmly admired, richly deserved ; The big machine ; Intermission : end of the twentieth century ; To infinity and beyond
 Isbn
 9780465021444
 Label
 The infinity puzzle : quantum field theory and the hunt for an orderly universe
 Title
 The infinity puzzle
 Title remainder
 quantum field theory and the hunt for an orderly universe
 Statement of responsibility
 Frank Close
 Language
 eng
 Summary
 "Speculation is rife that by 2012 the elusive Higgs boson will be found at the Large Hadron Collider. If found, the Higgs boson would help explain why everything has mass. But there's more at stakewhat we're really testing is our capacity to make the universe reasonable. Our best understanding of physics is predicated on something known as quantum field theory. Unfortunately, in its raw form, it doesn't make senseits outputs are physically impossible infinite percentages when they should be something simpler, like the number 1. The kind of physics that the Higgs boson represents seeks to "renormalize" field theory, forcing equations to provide answers that match what we see in the real world. The Infinity Puzzle is the story of a wild idea on the road to acceptance. Only Close can tell it"Provided by publisher
 Summary
 Many mysteries of the atom have came unraveled, but one remains intractable what Frank Close calls the "Infinity puzzle'. The problem was simple to describe. Although clearly very powerful, quantum field theory was making one utterly ridiculous prediction: that certain events had an infinite probability of occurring. The Infinity Puzzle charts the birth and life of the idea, and the scientists, who realized it. Based on numerous firsthand interviews and extensive research, this book captures an era of great mystery and greater discovery. Even if the Higgs boson is never found, renormalization the pursuit of an orderly universe has led to one of the richest and most productive intellectual periods in human history.[book jacket]
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 10074760
 Cataloging source
 DLC
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 Close, F. E
 Dewey number
 530.143
 Illustrations
 illustrations
 Index
 index present
 Literary form
 non fiction
 Nature of contents
 bibliography
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 Higgs bosons
 Quantum field theory
 Science
 Infinite
 Target audience
 adult
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 quantum field theory and the hunt for an orderly universe
 Label
 The infinity puzzle : quantum field theory and the hunt for an orderly universe, Frank Close
 Bibliography note
 Includes bibliographical references and index
 Contents
 Prologue : Amsterdam, 1971  Genesis. The point of infinity ; Shelter Island and QED ; Feynman, Schwinger, and Tomonaga (and Dyson) ; Intermission : 1950 ; Abdus Salam : a strong beginning ; Yang, Mills, and Shaw ; The identity of John Ward ; The marriage of weak and electromagnetic forces to 1964 ; Intermission : 1960 ; Broken symmetries ; "The boson that has been named after me, " a.k.a., the Higgs Boson ; Intermission : mid1960s ; 1967 : from Kibble to Salam and Weinberg ; "And now I introduce Mr. 't Hooft" ; Intermission : early 1970s  Revelation. B.J. and the cosmic quarks ; A comedy of errors ; Intermission : 1975  Heavy light ; Warmly admired, richly deserved ; The big machine ; Intermission : end of the twentieth century ; To infinity and beyond
 Control code
 000047327330
 Dimensions
 25 cm.
 Extent
 xii, 435 p.
 Isbn
 9780465021444
 Isbn Type
 (hardback)
 Lccn
 2011022966
 Other physical details
 ill.
 System control number
 (OCoLC)701015479
 Label
 The infinity puzzle : quantum field theory and the hunt for an orderly universe, Frank Close
 Bibliography note
 Includes bibliographical references and index
 Contents
 Prologue : Amsterdam, 1971  Genesis. The point of infinity ; Shelter Island and QED ; Feynman, Schwinger, and Tomonaga (and Dyson) ; Intermission : 1950 ; Abdus Salam : a strong beginning ; Yang, Mills, and Shaw ; The identity of John Ward ; The marriage of weak and electromagnetic forces to 1964 ; Intermission : 1960 ; Broken symmetries ; "The boson that has been named after me, " a.k.a., the Higgs Boson ; Intermission : mid1960s ; 1967 : from Kibble to Salam and Weinberg ; "And now I introduce Mr. 't Hooft" ; Intermission : early 1970s  Revelation. B.J. and the cosmic quarks ; A comedy of errors ; Intermission : 1975  Heavy light ; Warmly admired, richly deserved ; The big machine ; Intermission : end of the twentieth century ; To infinity and beyond
 Control code
 000047327330
 Dimensions
 25 cm.
 Extent
 xii, 435 p.
 Isbn
 9780465021444
 Isbn Type
 (hardback)
 Lccn
 2011022966
 Other physical details
 ill.
 System control number
 (OCoLC)701015479
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