Book Review: Voyage to the Heart of Matter: The Atlas Experiment at CERN by Anton Radevksy and Emma Sanders

Review by Ron Cowen

By Science News, 08:52 AM May 21, 2010

Understanding the intricacies of subatomic physics isn’t easy, but in this book the concepts literally leap off the page. The pop-up story about the world’s largest atom smasher, the Large Hadron Collider, provides a 3-D tour of the 27-kilometer underground racetrack for colliding protons that straddles the countryside between France and Switzerland.

Author Emma Sanders and paper engineer Anton Radevsky worked with scientists from the ATLAS experiment, one of the four main sets of detectors a...

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