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One of the biggest discoveries in physics, the quest for the Higgs boson demonstrates the value of a good theory. In July 2012, a Higgs-like particle was found near the energies scientists predicted. Now, armed with better evidence and better questions, the scientific process continues. In this audiobook, we’ve gathered our best reporting to explain that process - the theories, the search, the discovery, and the ongoing questions.

©2017 Scientific American, a division of Nature America, Inc. Scientific American is a registered trademark of Nature America, Inc. All rights reserved. (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing

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Out of date nonsense

Why would a journal who claim to be at the cutting edge of science publish a set of essays which are totally out of date?

Also, if the narrator is unable to pronounce basic English words then he has no place narrating

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And the target audience for his book was?

Persevered up to the third chapter under the delusion I understood what was being explained. Nope! The most.I could claim is I now have a catalogue of cool quantum physics phrases to confuse and bore people to death with in bars.

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  • pondo
  • 07-12-20

Kudos to those who assembled this

This is an enlightening account of the last 40 or so years in physics. You will get a guilty pleasure feeling when the narrative is from years back and the physicist is so sure about a discovery to be made and it obviously never worked out the way they thought it would. Towards the end of the book, we get into beyond the Standard Model and hear insights in those directions.

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  • CHET YARBROUGH
  • 09-09-21

HIGGS BOSON REDUX

It’s difficult to believe but it has been nine years since the Higgs Boson particle was discovered. The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Cern, Switzerland bombarded atoms with protons to reveal a new fundamental particle of atoms known as Higgs Boson. Alex Boyles offers an excellent narration of several “Scientific American” articles written by scientists about the significance and limitations of the Higgs Boson’ discovery.

What seems relevant in listening to these “Scientific American” articles is –Different ways of looking for the truth is critical to the future of humanity. To many, pursuit of natural laws by scientists is key to human survival. Whether a science’ reductionist, entropic theorist, believer in God, or philosopher, a provable “theory of everything” offers growth to science and a possible future for humanity.

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  • R. Garbacz
  • 26-07-21

Excellent popular description

... of the Standard Model, discoveries related to it's predictions and consequences of these discoveries.