Beyond the Nanoworld: Quarks, Leptons, and Gauge Bosons, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Beyond the Nanoworld

Quarks, Leptons, and Gauge Bosons, 1st Edition

By H. G. Dosch

A K Peters/CRC Press

292 pages

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Beyond the world of atoms, at scales smaller than the smallest nuclei, a new world comes into view, populated by an array of colorful elementary particles: strange and charmed quarks, muons and neutrinos, gluons and photons, and many others, all interacting in beautifully intricate patterns.

Beyond the Nanoworld tells the story of how this new realm was discovered. From the first discoveries of subatomic structure to the present-day hunt for the Higgs particle, the reader is invited to follow the twin branches of experimental and theoretical research as they wind through the twentieth century, culminating in the most successful physical theory of all time: the standard model of particle physics.


" a broad range of subjects he succeeds in clarifying complex connections.

Physik Journal, translated review of German Edition

The book captivates by its alive and clear language, descriptive explanations as well as interesting analogies and philosophical notes.…for the student, teacher, and layman.

Physik in unserer Zeit, translated review of German Edition -July 2007
""Dosch … describes the field's historical unfolding, taking the reader deep into its concepts, experimental tools, and data diagrams."" -Science News , March 2008
""A key feature of the book is that Dosch is careful to bring out the nature of the interaction between theory and experiment."" -Physics World, May 2008
""Writing for readers with a general interest in science, Dosch … describes the development of particle physics in its search for particles and forces beyond the world of atoms and molecules (the nanoworld)."" -BOOK NEWS Inc., June 2008
""A clear introduction to the subatomic building blocks that make up our Universe, with minimal mathematics, aimed at a general reader interested in particle physics."" -Nature Physics, May 2008
[The author] has a knack for showing, with very little mathematics, the many difficulties and wrong turns in this development [of particle physics]. … Beyond the Nanoworld might be particularly useful to undergraduates interested in future work in particle physics, and to scientists in other fields and other areas of physics. A welcome addition to any academic library. -R. L. Stearns, CHOICE Magazine , July 2008"

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