Antimatter by Gordon Fraser
The Ultimate Mirror

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This book introduces the world of antimatter without using technical language or equations. The author shows how the quest for symmetry in physics slowly revealed the properties of antimatter. When large particle accelerators came on line, the antimatter debris of collisions provided new clues on its properties. This is a fast-paced and lucid account of how science fiction became fact.
 

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Gordon Fraser works at the European Laboratory for Particle Physics, Geneva, Switzerland, where he is Editor of CERN Courier, a monthly magazine covering all aspects of particle physics. He has been a Visiting Lecturer in Science Communication at several universities.
 
Published May 18, 2000 by Cambridge University Press. 221 pages
Genres: Science & Math. Non-fiction

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""One of the most intellectually challenging theories"" of physics, he notes, is Russian scientist Andrey Sakharov's hypothesis that the universe was initially composed of equal amounts of matter and antimatter, and that various forces and asymmetries tilted the balance in favor of matter, making...

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