It was the universe's most elusive particle, the lynchpin for everything scientists dreamed up to explain how physics works. It had to be found. But projects as big as CERN's Large Hadron Collider don't happen without incredible risks - and occasional skullduggery.
In the definitive account of this landmark event, Sean Carroll reveals the insights, rivalry, and wonder that fuelled the Higgs discovery, and takes us on a riveting and irresistible ride to the very edge of physics today.
"Excellent...This book is so hard to put down. That's testament to Carroll, a practising scientist, also being a gifted writer" (
"Vivid...Carroll is particularly skilled at tackling the complexities of particle physics in a readable yet reasonably uncompromising" ( Financial Times)
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