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The perfect wave : with neutrinos at the boundary of space and time / Heinrich Päs.

By: Päs, H. (Heinrich).
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Cambridge, Mass. ; London : Harvard University Press, c2014Description: x, 295 pages : illustrations, map, ports. ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780674725010 (hbk. : alk. paper); 0674725018 (hbk. : alk. paper).Subject(s): Particles (Nuclear physics) -- History | Neutrinos -- Mass | Cosmology | Space and timeDDC classification:
Contents:
Dawn patrol in Honolulu -- Eleusis, Plato, magic mushrooms -- Quantum physics : the multiverse of parmenides -- Black dots on a white background : the particle world -- Beyond the desert : symmetries and unification -- From symmetry breaking to supersymmetry -- Birth of an outlaw : the neutrino -- Nuclear decays a thousand meters underground -- New physics is falling from the skies -- Cosmic connections -- Neutrinos : key to the universe -- Extra dimensions, strings, and branes -- Einstein's heritage : what is time? -- How to build a time machine -- Against Hawking and the timekeepers -- Into the wilderness of the terascale -- Epilogue : major tom and the singing Socrates.
Summary: Almost weightless and able to pass through the densest materials with ease, neutrinos seem to defy the laws of nature. But these mysterious particles may hold the key to our deepest questions about the universe, says physicist Heinrich Päs. In "The Perfect Wave" he serves as our fluent, deeply knowledgeable guide to a particle world that tests the boundaries of space, time, and human knowledge.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages [265]-277) and index.

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