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How to make an apple pie from scratch : in search of the recipe for our universe-from the origins of atoms to the big bang / Harry Cliff.

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  • ISBN: 0385545657 : HRD
  • ISBN: 9780385545655 : HRD
  • ISBN: 9780385545655
  • ISBN: 0385545657
  • ISBN: 9781984898890
  • ISBN: 1984898892
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Publisher: New York : Doubleday, [2021]

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"By an experimental physicist who works on the Large Hadron Collider, a mind-altering look at the foundational questions bedeviling modern physics, among them: Where does matter come from? Carl Sagan famously said, "If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe." But what fundamental matter is the universe made of? What banged in the Big Bang? And how did that matter arise from nothing into the world we now know? In How to Make an Apple Pie from Scratch, Harry Cliff--a University of Cambridge particle physicist, researcher on the Large Hadron Collider, and acclaimed science presenter--sets out in pursuit of answers. He ventures to the largest underground research facility in the world, deep beneath Italy's Gran Sasso mountains, where scientists look into the heart of the Sun using the most elusive of particles, the ghostly neutrino. He visits CERN in Switzerland to behold the 'Antimatter Factory,' where this stuff of science fiction is manufactured daily (and we're close to knowing whether it falls up). Cliff illuminates the history of physics and chemistry that brought us to our present understanding--and misunderstandings--of the world, while offering readers a front row seat to the dramatically unfolding quest to unlock, at long last, the secrets of our universe. A transfixing deep-dive into the origins of the world, How to Make an Apple Pie from Scratch investigates not just the makeup of our universe, but the awe-inspiring, improbable fact that it exists at all"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Particles (Nuclear physics) > Popular works.
Genre: Science.

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How to Make an Apple Pie from Scratch : In Search of the Recipe for Our Universe, from the Origins of Atoms to the Big Bang
How to Make an Apple Pie from Scratch : In Search of the Recipe for Our Universe, from the Origins of Atoms to the Big Bang
by Cliff, Harry
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Table of Contents

How to Make an Apple Pie from Scratch : In Search of the Recipe for Our Universe, from the Origins of Atoms to the Big Bang

SectionSection DescriptionPage Number
Prologuep. 1
1Elementary Cookingp. 13
2The Smallest Slicep. 24
3The Ingredients of Atomsp. 43
4Smashed Nucleip. 61
5Thermonuclear Ovensp. 78
6Starstuffp. 109
7The Ultimate Cosmic Cookerp. 138
8How to Cook a Protonp. 158
9What Is a Particle, Really?p. 191
10The Final Ingredientp. 217
11The Recipe for Everythingp. 249
12The Missing Ingredientsp. 280
13Invent the Universep. 311
14The End?p. 335
How to Make an Apple Pie from Scratchp. 351
Acknowledgmentsp. 356
Notesp. 359
Bibliographyp. 364
Indexp. 367

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