Saturday, September 11, 2010

Collider - in paperback, with a new preface

I'm excited to see that Collider: The Search for the World's Smallest Particles is now available in paperback, with an all new preface about the suspenseful start-up of the Large Hadron Collider, the most powerful particle-smasher in the world. If you (or a friend or relative) are curious about the quest for supersymmetry, investigations into why there is so much more matter than antimatter in the universe, the search for higher dimensions, and the effort to understand the source of mass in the particle world, the book answers many of these intriguing questions and more.

As Publishers Weekly wrote about Collider:
"Halpern makes the search for mysterious particles pertinent and exciting by explaining clearly what we don't know about the universe, and offering a hopeful outlook for future research"