Guido Cossu “Lo zen del bosone di Higgs”(Italian Edition), goWare (September 18, 2012)
From zen monks to the colorful quarks, through the giant devices built for studying the infinitely small, in this single e-book Guido Cossu, a researcher at KEK in Tsukuba, Japan, traces the recent history of physics revealing what is behind all the excitement of an entire scientific community by the discovery of the Higgs boson.
We will enter in the theater in which this particle plays, trying to provide an accurate description of the history of science leading to the the theoretical urgency of the existence of such a particle and the experimental problems to seek it out.
The hunt for the Higgs boson in fact will lead us through a theoretical castle with a very audacious architecture: the Standard Model. We should not be intimidated by a high-sounding name like that, its formal elegance and simplicity will surprise us, like a zen garden.
A reading not only for professionals, but also for those with spirit of inquiry and for all those who are driven by curiosity for the nature of all those particles that surround us every day.