A Zeptospace Odyssey: A Journey into the Physics of the LHC

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A Zeptospace Odyssey: A Journey into the Physics of the LHC
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Bog, hardback
Udgivelsesdato:
01-02-2010
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Engelsk
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Throughout the evolution of the modern world economy, new models of productive efficiency and business organization have emerged-in Britain in the nineteenth century, in the US in the early (and perhaps late) twentieth century, and in Japan in the 1980s and 1990s. At each point foreign observers have looked for the secrets of success and best practice, and initiatives have been taken to transmit and diffuse.This book looks in detail at 'Americanization' in Europe and Japan in the post-war period. A group of distinguished international scholars explore in depth the processes, the ideologies, and the adaptations in a number of different countries (the UK, France, Italy, Japan, Sweden, Germany) and different sectors (engineering, telecommunications, motor vehicles, steel, and rubber). The book is rich in historical analysis based on careful research. This provides the basis for informed and subtle theoretical analysis of the complexities of the diffusion of business organization and the powerful influences of Americanization in this century. It will be of compelling interest to historians, social scientists and business academics concerned with the dynamics of economic and corporate growth, industrial development, and the diffusion of productive and business models.At this very moment the most ambitious scientific experiment of all time is beginning, and yet its precise aims are little understood by the general public. This book aims to provide an everyman's guide for understanding and following the discoveries that will take place within the next few years at the Large Hadron Collider project at CERN. The reader is invited to share an insider's view of the theory of particle physics, and is equipped to appreciate the scale ofthe intellectual revolution that is about to take place. The technological innovations required to build the LHC are among the most astonishing aspects of this scientific adventure, and they too are described here as part of the LHC story. The book culminates with an outline of the scientific aimsand expectations at the LHC. Does the mysterious Higgs boson exist? Does space hide supersymmetry or extend into extra dimensions? How can colliding protons at the LHC unlock the secrets of the origin of our universe? These questions are all framed and then addressed by an expert in the field. While making no compromises in accuracy, this highly technical material is presented in a friendly, accessible style. The book's aim is not just to inform, but to give the reader the physicist's sense ofawe and excitement, as we stand on the brink of a new era in understanding the world in which we all live.

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Udgivelsesdato:
01-02-2010
ISBN13:
9780199581917
Vægt:
641 g
Dybde:
20 mm
Bredde:
164 mm
Højde:
242 mm
Format:
Hardback
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    This analysis of Americanization in European and Japanese industry after World War II, reveals the autonomous and creative role of local actors in selectively adapting US technology and management methods to suit local conditions and to create new hybrid forms that combined indigenous and foreign practices in unforeseen, yet competitive ways.This book provides an everyman's guide for understanding and following the discoveries that will soon take place at the famous Large Hadron Collider experi 36 b/w photographs, 18 b/w line drawingsPRIZES:Winner of Finalist for the Galileo Prize 2012.

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