Spring sale in the House of Good Books! From the comfort of your armchair, choose one of the thirty top TIM press...Read More
Croatian national television's show „Kultura s nogu“ hosted the philosopher and prof. emeritus at the Faculty of Huma...Read More
Accompanying the next edition of the House of Good Books, Carlo Rovelli's popular science piece „Reality is not what it seems“, we decided to celebrate April with scientific topics, so for the book of this month we are presenting Ivo van Vulpen's „How to Find a Higgs Boson – and Other Big Mysteries in the World of the Very Small“.
This work takes us into the forever interesting world of elementary particles – those we know, but also those we have yet to discover. The author proves in many places that science is not just a success story; it is often a story of unanswered questions, frustrations, misunderstandings and stepping into an unfamiliar territory. Relying on well-known experiences and comparisons, he explains abstract physical concepts, approximates the history of particle physics and offers explanations of concepts such as quantum mechanics and relativity, ie their role in the search for new particles, forces and phenomena. This book offers a vivid account of the work of the world’s largest particle accelerator as well as the author’s inspiring reflections on the still unsolved great puzzles of the miniature world.
Time, space, and matter seem to be generated by the combination of elementary quantum events. Understanding this deep texture of reality is the goal of quantum gravity exploration, a challenge of modern science where all our knowledge of nature is being questioned. Carlo Rovelli, one of the protagonists of this adventure, takes the reader to the very center of the investigation in a simple and a convincing way. This work talks about how our picture of the world has changed from antiquity to the latest discoveries: the evaporation of black holes, the universe before the Big Bang, the granular structure of space, the role of information, and the absence of time in fundamental physics. The author draws a large fresco of the physical worldview, clarifies the content of theories such as ...Open