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The God particle: if the universe is the answer, what is the question?

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,
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2006.
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English
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Nobel Prize-winner in Physics in 1988, designer of the Superconducting Supercollider, and former director of Fermi Labs, Lederman leads a tour of the 2,500 year search for the answer to the ancient question: what is the world made of? Describing the current state of particle physics, the author argues (surprise!) for the need for a huge new particle accelerator to find the ultimate building block, the God Particle. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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