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The Resource Neutrino hunters : the thrilling chase for a ghostly particle to unlock the secrets of the universe, Ray Jayawardhana

Neutrino hunters : the thrilling chase for a ghostly particle to unlock the secrets of the universe, Ray Jayawardhana

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Neutrino hunters : the thrilling chase for a ghostly particle to unlock the secrets of the universe
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Neutrino hunters
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the thrilling chase for a ghostly particle to unlock the secrets of the universe
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Ray Jayawardhana
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eng
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  • "Detective thriller meets astrophysics in this adventure into neutrinos and the scientists who pursue them For more than eighty years, brilliant and eccentric scientists around the world have been searching for the incredibly small bits of matter we call neutrinos. Trillions of these ghostly particles pass through our bodies every second, but they are so pathologically shy that neutrino hunters have to use Olympic-size pools deep underground and a gigantic cube of Antarctic ice to catch just a handful. Neutrinos may hold the secrets to the nature of antimatter and what the universe was like just seconds after the big bang, but they are extremely elusive and difficult to pin down--much like the adventurous scientists who doggedly pursue them. In Neutrino Hunters, the renowned astrophysicist and award-winning author Ray Jayawardhana takes us on a thrilling journey into the shadowy world of neutrinos and the colorful lives of those who chase them. Demystifying particle science along the way, Jayawardhana tells a detective story with cosmic implications--interweaving the tales of the irascible Casanova, Wolfgang Pauli; the troubled genius Ettore Majorana, who disappeared without a trace; and Bruno Pontecorvo, whose defection to the Soviet Union caused a Cold War ruckus. Ultimately, Jayawardhana reveals just how significant these fast-moving particles are to the world we live in, and why the next decade of neutrino hunting will redefine how we think about physics, cosmology, and our lives on Earth"--
  • "Detective thriller meets astrophysics in this adventure into neutrinos and the scientists who pursue them"--
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Title
Neutrino hunters
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A look at neutrinos, the small bits of matter that may hold secrets to the universe, and the scientists who pursue them, including Wolfgang Pauli, Ettore Majorana, Enrico Fermi and Bruno Pontecorvo.
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Award
Science in Society Book Award (Canadian Science Writers' Association), for Adult Nonfiction, 2013.
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
523.01/97215
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QB464.2
LC item number
.J38 2013
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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adult
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the thrilling chase for a ghostly particle to unlock the secrets of the universe
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the thrilling chase for a ghostly particle to unlock the secrets of the universe
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Ray Jayawardhana
Neutrino hunters : the thrilling chase for a ghostly particle to unlock the secrets of the universe, Ray Jayawardhana
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Neutrino hunters : the thrilling chase for a ghostly particle to unlock the secrets of the universe, Ray Jayawardhana
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [211]-229) and index
Contents
The hunt heats up -- A terrible thing -- ghost chasing -- Sun underground -- Cosmic chameleons -- Exploding stars -- Vanishing acts -- Seeds of a revolution
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Dimensions
22 cm
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
243 pages
Isbn
9780374220631
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(hardback)
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2013021506
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illustrations

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