Mass: The Quest to Understand Matter
Essential Sunday reading! Most of us have a foggy memory of Junior Cert Science class: things are made of atoms, and atoms are made of electrons, protons and neutrons. But how did scientists arrive at this rather remarkable understanding? How do we know that in every atom, electrons fly in rapid orbits around nuclei? What prompted the discovery of even smaller particles, the neutrino, baryons and leptons, the so-called particle zoo? This is an in-depth but light-hearted history lesson, detailing how our understanding of the building blocks of the world have changed since the days of the Ancient Greeks, to modern particle physics. A colourful quarky adventure!
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Hardback, 24 x 16 x 3.5 cm, 346 pages.
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