Higgs boson tale wins book prize

The Particle at the End of the Universe by Sean Carroll

By Erika Engelhaupt, 10:17 AM November 13, 2013

The story of the decades-long hunt for the Higgs boson has won Britain’s 2013 Royal Society Winton Prize, which includes a £25,000 award for the best science book written for a general audience. Sean Carroll’s The Particle at the End of the Universe (SN: 12/15/12, p. 30) delves into the theory that suggested the particle’s existence, then describes the exhilarating final moments of discovery and what the Higgs may mean for future generations of scientists.

Short-listed for the prize were Bird ...

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