Why the Universe Exists: How particle physics unlocks the secrets of everything

Why the Universe Exists: How particle physics unlocks the secrets of everything

WHY IS THERE ALWAYS SOMETHING RATHER THAN NOTHING? As you read this, billions of neutrinos from the sun are passing through your body, antimatter is sprouting from your dinner and the core of your being is a chaotic mess of particles known only as quarks and gluons. Following the recent discovery of the Higgs Boson, Why The Universe Exists takes you deeper into the world of WHY IS THERE ALWAYS SOMETHING RATHER THAN NOTHING? As you read this, billions of neutrinos from the sun ar...

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Title:Why the Universe Exists: How particle physics unlocks the secrets of everything
Author:New Scientist
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Genres:Science
ISBN:1473658543
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:240 pages pages

Why the Universe Exists: How particle physics unlocks the secrets of everything Reviews

  • Diana
    Mar 07, 2018

    The title and some chapter headings are overly ambitious. Very little of the "why" type questions are actually answered here. This book serves as a summary of the current state of particle physics research, which amounts to the standard model and a lot of unanswered questions. This boo...

  • Nigel
    Aug 29, 2017

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    Jan 08, 2018

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    Jan 02, 2018

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    May 25, 2018

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    Dec 10, 2017

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    Jan 02, 2018

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    Mar 31, 2018

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    Oct 12, 2017

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    Feb 13, 2018

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    Mar 02, 2017

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    Jan 06, 2018

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    Nov 06, 2017

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    Dec 06, 2017

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    Dec 21, 2017

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    Jan 17, 2018

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    Dec 19, 2017

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    Nov 11, 2017

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    Oct 06, 2017

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    Jan 06, 2018

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    Dec 27, 2017

    The title and some chapter headings are overly ambitious. Very little of the "why" type questions are actually answered here. This book serves as a summary of the current state of particle physics research, which amounts to the standard model and a lot of unanswered questions. This boo...

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    Nov 15, 2017

    The title and some chapter headings are overly ambitious. Very little of the "why" type questions are actually answered here. This book serves as a summary of the current state of particle physics research, which amounts to the standard model and a lot of unanswered questions. This boo...

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    Jan 07, 2018

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    Mar 31, 2018

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  • Chris Hargreaves
    Jun 21, 2018

    The title and some chapter headings are overly ambitious. Very little of the "why" type questions are actually answered here. This book serves as a summary of the current state of particle physics research, which amounts to the standard model and a lot of unanswered questions. This boo...

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    Jan 03, 2018

    The title and some chapter headings are overly ambitious. Very little of the "why" type questions are actually answered here. This book serves as a summary of the current state of particle physics research, which amounts to the standard model and a lot of unanswered questions. This boo...

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  • Andrew Partington
    Jan 05, 2018

    The title and some chapter headings are overly ambitious. Very little of the "why" type questions are actually answered here. This book serves as a summary of the current state of particle physics research, which amounts to the standard model and a lot of unanswered questions. This boo...

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  • Farhal Shah
    Jan 08, 2018

    The title and some chapter headings are overly ambitious. Very little of the "why" type questions are actually answered here. This book serves as a summary of the current state of particle physics research, which amounts to the standard model and a lot of unanswered questions. This boo...

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  • Ranvir
    Dec 20, 2017

    The title and some chapter headings are overly ambitious. Very little of the "why" type questions are actually answered here. This book serves as a summary of the current state of particle physics research, which amounts to the standard model and a lot of unanswered questions. This boo...

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    Jan 04, 2018

    The title and some chapter headings are overly ambitious. Very little of the "why" type questions are actually answered here. This book serves as a summary of the current state of particle physics research, which amounts to the standard model and a lot of unanswered questions. This boo...

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  • Duygu
    Dec 06, 2017

    The title and some chapter headings are overly ambitious. Very little of the "why" type questions are actually answered here. This book serves as a summary of the current state of particle physics research, which amounts to the standard model and a lot of unanswered questions. This boo...

    Pretty good, but mostly a history of the subject and a brief overview. It doesn't get interesting until about 3/4ths of the way through when it got a bit deeper into string and loop theory. This book is best for high school students looking for an introduction to the topic. ...

    A great attempt to make topics approachable that are, by their very nature, not approachable. ...

    Good, informative. Sometimes felt like it was a series of articles rather than a whole book. ...

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  • Tristram Spitsnaugle
    Dec 18, 2017

    The title and some chapter headings are overly ambitious. Very little of the "why" type questions are actually answered here. This book serves as a summary of the current state of particle physics research, which amounts to the standard model and a lot of unanswered questions. This boo...

    Pretty good, but mostly a history of the subject and a brief overview. It doesn't get interesting until about 3/4ths of the way through when it got a bit deeper into string and loop theory. This book is best for high school students looking for an introduction to the topic. ...

    A great attempt to make topics approachable that are, by their very nature, not approachable. ...

    Good, informative. Sometimes felt like it was a series of articles rather than a whole book. ...

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  • Bob Small
    Oct 02, 2017

    The title and some chapter headings are overly ambitious. Very little of the "why" type questions are actually answered here. This book serves as a summary of the current state of particle physics research, which amounts to the standard model and a lot of unanswered questions. This boo...

    Pretty good, but mostly a history of the subject and a brief overview. It doesn't get interesting until about 3/4ths of the way through when it got a bit deeper into string and loop theory. This book is best for high school students looking for an introduction to the topic. ...

    A great attempt to make topics approachable that are, by their very nature, not approachable. ...

    Good, informative. Sometimes felt like it was a series of articles rather than a whole book. ...

  • Annie
    Jan 29, 2018

    The title and some chapter headings are overly ambitious. Very little of the "why" type questions are actually answered here. This book serves as a summary of the current state of particle physics research, which amounts to the standard model and a lot of unanswered questions. This boo...

    Pretty good, but mostly a history of the subject and a brief overview. It doesn't get interesting until about 3/4ths of the way through when it got a bit deeper into string and loop theory. This book is best for high school students looking for an introduction to the topic. ...

    A great attempt to make topics approachable that are, by their very nature, not approachable. ...

    Good, informative. Sometimes felt like it was a series of articles rather than a whole book. ...

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  • Cameron Norman
    Oct 23, 2017

    The title and some chapter headings are overly ambitious. Very little of the "why" type questions are actually answered here. This book serves as a summary of the current state of particle physics research, which amounts to the standard model and a lot of unanswered questions. This boo...

    Pretty good, but mostly a history of the subject and a brief overview. It doesn't get interesting until about 3/4ths of the way through when it got a bit deeper into string and loop theory. This book is best for high school students looking for an introduction to the topic. ...

    A great attempt to make topics approachable that are, by their very nature, not approachable. ...

    Good, informative. Sometimes felt like it was a series of articles rather than a whole book. ...

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  • Aamir Mahmood
    Jan 07, 2018

    The title and some chapter headings are overly ambitious. Very little of the "why" type questions are actually answered here. This book serves as a summary of the current state of particle physics research, which amounts to the standard model and a lot of unanswered questions. This boo...

    Pretty good, but mostly a history of the subject and a brief overview. It doesn't get interesting until about 3/4ths of the way through when it got a bit deeper into string and loop theory. This book is best for high school students looking for an introduction to the topic. ...

    A great attempt to make topics approachable that are, by their very nature, not approachable. ...

    Good, informative. Sometimes felt like it was a series of articles rather than a whole book. ...

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  • Guillermo Cossio
    Jul 28, 2018

    The title and some chapter headings are overly ambitious. Very little of the "why" type questions are actually answered here. This book serves as a summary of the current state of particle physics research, which amounts to the standard model and a lot of unanswered questions. This boo...

    Pretty good, but mostly a history of the subject and a brief overview. It doesn't get interesting until about 3/4ths of the way through when it got a bit deeper into string and loop theory. This book is best for high school students looking for an introduction to the topic. ...

    A great attempt to make topics approachable that are, by their very nature, not approachable. ...

    Good, informative. Sometimes felt like it was a series of articles rather than a whole book. ...

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  • Olga Volkova
    Jan 02, 2018

    The title and some chapter headings are overly ambitious. Very little of the "why" type questions are actually answered here. This book serves as a summary of the current state of particle physics research, which amounts to the standard model and a lot of unanswered questions. This boo...

    Pretty good, but mostly a history of the subject and a brief overview. It doesn't get interesting until about 3/4ths of the way through when it got a bit deeper into string and loop theory. This book is best for high school students looking for an introduction to the topic. ...

    A great attempt to make topics approachable that are, by their very nature, not approachable. ...

    Good, informative. Sometimes felt like it was a series of articles rather than a whole book. ...

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  • Alisha Stringer
    Jan 02, 2018

    The title and some chapter headings are overly ambitious. Very little of the "why" type questions are actually answered here. This book serves as a summary of the current state of particle physics research, which amounts to the standard model and a lot of unanswered questions. This boo...

    Pretty good, but mostly a history of the subject and a brief overview. It doesn't get interesting until about 3/4ths of the way through when it got a bit deeper into string and loop theory. This book is best for high school students looking for an introduction to the topic. ...

    A great attempt to make topics approachable that are, by their very nature, not approachable. ...

    Good, informative. Sometimes felt like it was a series of articles rather than a whole book. ...

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  • Mercedes
    Jan 02, 2018

    The title and some chapter headings are overly ambitious. Very little of the "why" type questions are actually answered here. This book serves as a summary of the current state of particle physics research, which amounts to the standard model and a lot of unanswered questions. This boo...

    Pretty good, but mostly a history of the subject and a brief overview. It doesn't get interesting until about 3/4ths of the way through when it got a bit deeper into string and loop theory. This book is best for high school students looking for an introduction to the topic. ...

    A great attempt to make topics approachable that are, by their very nature, not approachable. ...

    Good, informative. Sometimes felt like it was a series of articles rather than a whole book. ...

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  • Scott Hellum Øyhus
    Jan 03, 2018

    The title and some chapter headings are overly ambitious. Very little of the "why" type questions are actually answered here. This book serves as a summary of the current state of particle physics research, which amounts to the standard model and a lot of unanswered questions. This boo...

    Pretty good, but mostly a history of the subject and a brief overview. It doesn't get interesting until about 3/4ths of the way through when it got a bit deeper into string and loop theory. This book is best for high school students looking for an introduction to the topic. ...

    A great attempt to make topics approachable that are, by their very nature, not approachable. ...

    Good, informative. Sometimes felt like it was a series of articles rather than a whole book. ...

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  • Dario Venini
    Jan 04, 2018

    The title and some chapter headings are overly ambitious. Very little of the "why" type questions are actually answered here. This book serves as a summary of the current state of particle physics research, which amounts to the standard model and a lot of unanswered questions. This boo...

    Pretty good, but mostly a history of the subject and a brief overview. It doesn't get interesting until about 3/4ths of the way through when it got a bit deeper into string and loop theory. This book is best for high school students looking for an introduction to the topic. ...

    A great attempt to make topics approachable that are, by their very nature, not approachable. ...

    Good, informative. Sometimes felt like it was a series of articles rather than a whole book. ...

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  • Damien McNamee
    Jan 05, 2018

    The title and some chapter headings are overly ambitious. Very little of the "why" type questions are actually answered here. This book serves as a summary of the current state of particle physics research, which amounts to the standard model and a lot of unanswered questions. This boo...

    Pretty good, but mostly a history of the subject and a brief overview. It doesn't get interesting until about 3/4ths of the way through when it got a bit deeper into string and loop theory. This book is best for high school students looking for an introduction to the topic. ...

    A great attempt to make topics approachable that are, by their very nature, not approachable. ...

    Good, informative. Sometimes felt like it was a series of articles rather than a whole book. ...

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  • Veronica
    Jul 27, 2018

    The title and some chapter headings are overly ambitious. Very little of the "why" type questions are actually answered here. This book serves as a summary of the current state of particle physics research, which amounts to the standard model and a lot of unanswered questions. This boo...

    Pretty good, but mostly a history of the subject and a brief overview. It doesn't get interesting until about 3/4ths of the way through when it got a bit deeper into string and loop theory. This book is best for high school students looking for an introduction to the topic. ...

    A great attempt to make topics approachable that are, by their very nature, not approachable. ...

    Good, informative. Sometimes felt like it was a series of articles rather than a whole book. ...

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  • Antoine Gerin
    Jun 14, 2018

    The title and some chapter headings are overly ambitious. Very little of the "why" type questions are actually answered here. This book serves as a summary of the current state of particle physics research, which amounts to the standard model and a lot of unanswered questions. This boo...

    Pretty good, but mostly a history of the subject and a brief overview. It doesn't get interesting until about 3/4ths of the way through when it got a bit deeper into string and loop theory. This book is best for high school students looking for an introduction to the topic. ...

    A great attempt to make topics approachable that are, by their very nature, not approachable. ...

    Good, informative. Sometimes felt like it was a series of articles rather than a whole book. ...

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  • R360
    Jan 08, 2018

    The title and some chapter headings are overly ambitious. Very little of the "why" type questions are actually answered here. This book serves as a summary of the current state of particle physics research, which amounts to the standard model and a lot of unanswered questions. This boo...

    Pretty good, but mostly a history of the subject and a brief overview. It doesn't get interesting until about 3/4ths of the way through when it got a bit deeper into string and loop theory. This book is best for high school students looking for an introduction to the topic. ...

    A great attempt to make topics approachable that are, by their very nature, not approachable. ...

    Good, informative. Sometimes felt like it was a series of articles rather than a whole book. ...

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