The God Particle: If the Universe Is the Answer, What Is the Question? - Book Review
In his book, 'The God Particle: If the Universe Is the Answer, What Is the Question?' the Nobel Prize-winning physicist Leon Lederman as the lead author describes the major discoveries of particle physics in way to make reading enjoyable for this otherwise dry and technical subject.
THE HISTORICAL approach-based narration of the book with the earliest scientific views about the structure of matter, Einstein's theory, particle physics and beyond is an interesting feature of the book. The book ends with a quest for the Higgs boson, nicknamed the God Particle.
The popular and witty elements of description have been included in the two-thousand-year search for the nature of matter, creation of universe and the indication of the grand discoveries lying ahead. According to the authors, Leon Lederman and Dick Teresi, the search for the ultimate particle began with a Greek philosopher named Democritus, who managed to postulate the existence of fundamental particles, but earned the scorn and amusement of his peers. However, the recent experimentations have proven the Greek largely correct.
Authors' joyful descriptions of decades of discoveries in the atom-smashers at Fermilab, CERN, and Brookhaven both educated and entertained the readers. The book has been written in a style that is both informative and witty. Not only all science students right from the school level can enjoy this captivating book, even non-science adults can make a good sense of particle physics by reading this book.
The book mainly contains the historical advancements in particle physics through the narration of building of particle accelerators and colliders in search of quarks and Higgs. In short, this book on the God particle makes a difficult subject very easy to understand including the topics like standard model, high energy physics and particle physics.