WHY IS THERE ALWAYS SOMETHING RATHER THAN NOTHING?As you read this, billions of neutrinos from the sun are passing through your body, antimatter is sprouting from your dinner and the core of your being is a chaotic mess of particles known only as quarks and gluons. Following the recent discovery of the Higgs Boson, Why The Universe Exists takes you deeper into the world of...
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Why the Universe Exists: How particle physics unlocks the secrets of everything Reviews
Good, informative. Sometimes felt like it was a series of articles rather than a whole book.
A great attempt to make topics approachable that are, by their very nature, not approachable.
Pretty good, but mostly a history of the subject and a brief overview. It doesn't get interesting until about 3/4ths of the way through when it got a bit deeper into string and loop theory. This book is best for high school students looking for an introduction to the topic.
The title and some chapter headings are overly ambitious. Very little of the "why" type questions are actually answered here. This book serves as a summary of the current state of particle physics research, which amounts to the standard model and a lot of unanswered questions. This book is not particularly engaging and reads too much like a summary of articles or lecture notes.