Beyond the God Particle

Notes

Beyond the God Particle was the book that resonated with me as it explained the Higgs boson. Leon Lederman and Christopher Hill do a great job building up your understanding in order to appreciate the importance of the discovery of the Higgs boson. It also sparked an appreciation for mass as a measure of resistance, which began to open up other ideas as I contemplated a brane filled universe. I believe it was during the reading of this book I began contemplating whether the Big Bang was the interaction of a resistance field with a singularity, suggesting multiple branes and other macro objects floating around in the bulk of the universe. This train of thought was where the theory of an initial splitting of the singularity, or “The One,” occurring and creating our reality attached to one brane separated from many other dimensions.

Beyond the God Particle
Leon Lederman
Nonfiction
Prometheus Books
October 8, 2013
https://www.amazon.com/Beyond-God-Particle-Leon-Lederman/dp/1616148012?ie=UTF8&*Version*=1&*entries*=0

On July 4, 2012, the long-sought Higgs Boson--aka "the God Particle"--was discovered at the world's largest particle accelerator, the LHC, in Geneva, Switzerland. On March 14, 2013, physicists at CERN confirmed it. This elusive subatomic particle forms a field that permeates the entire universe, creating the masses of the elementary particles that are the basic building blocks of everything in the known world--from viruses to elephants, from atoms to quasars.

Starting where Nobel Laureate Leon Lederman's bestseller The God Particle left off, this incisive new book explains what's next. Lederman and Hill discuss key questions that will occupy physicists for years to come:

* Why were scientists convinced that something like the "God Particle" had to exist?
* What new particles, forces, and laws of physics lie beyond the "God Particle"?
* What powerful new accelerators are now needed for the US to recapture a leadership role in science and to reach "beyond the God Particle," such as Fermilab's planned Project-X and the Muon Collider?

Using thoughtful, witty, everyday language, the authors show how all of these intriguing questions are leading scientists ever deeper into the fabric of nature. Readers of The God Particle will not want to miss this important sequel.