Inside CERN's Large Hadron Collider

Inside CERN's Large Hadron Collider

From the Proton to the Higgs Boson

Mario Campanelli

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The book aims to explain the historical development of particle physics, with special emphasis on CERN and collider physics. It describes in detail the LHC accelerator and its detectors, describing the science involved as well as the sociology of big collaborations, culminating with the discovery of the Higgs boson. Readers are led step-by-step to understanding why we do particle physics, as well as the tools and problems involved in the field. It provides an insider's view on the experiments at the Large Hadron Collider.


The book aims to explain the historical development of particle physics, with special emphasis on CERN and collider physics. It describes in detail the LHC accelerator and its detectors, describing the science involved as well as the sociology of big collaborations, culminating with the discovery of the Higgs boson. Readers are led step-by-step to understanding why we do particle physics, as well as the tools and problems involved in the field. It provides an insider's view on the experiments at the Large Hadron Collider.


Readership: General public interested in state-of-the-art scientific research, especially in particle colliders and CERN.
Key Features:
  • Author is an active member of ATLAS
  • Author has 20 years of experience in explaining to visitors at CERN and giving public talks
  • It shows the human side of working on LHC experiments


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