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Particle Physics in the LHC Era By G Barr, D Devenish, R Walczak and T Weidberg Oxford University Press This book’s aim, as stated in the introduction, is to provide a practical introduction to part...

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Electron Lenses for Super-Colliders By Vladimir D Shiltsev Springer Also available at the CERN bookshop With an energetic writing style, in this book Vladimir Shiltsev presents a novel device for acce...

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Relativistic Quantum Mechanics: An Introduction to Relativistic Quantum Fields By Luciano Maiani and Omar Benhar CRC Press Quantum field theory (QFT) is the mathematical framework that forms the basis...

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Half Life: The Divided Life of Bruno Pontecorvo, Physicist or Spy By Frank Close Oneworld Also available at the CERN bookshop 
 In this book, Frank Close tells the story of the enigmatic life of...

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Experimental Studies of Neutrino Oscillations By Takaaki Kajita World Scientific This book on neutrino oscillations is mainly of historic interest. It consists of seven chapters that reproduce review ...

Ghosts in the machine

Ghosts in the machine

  In July 1956, in a brief paper published in Science, a small team based at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in the US presented results from an experiment at a new, powerful fission reactor a...

Japan eyes up its future

Japan eyes up its future

  Japan has been a leader in the global neutrino community since the 1980s, breaking ground (both literally and figuratively) with multiple generations of massive underground experiments. These e...

A portal to new physics

A portal to new physics

  The 1998 discovery that neutrinos can oscillate between different flavours, by the Super-Kamiokande experiment in Japan and subsequently by the SNO experiment in Canada, marked a turning point ...

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Tunnel VisionsBy M Riordan, L Hoddeson and A W KolbUniversity of Chicago PressAlso available at the CERN bookshop The Superconducting Super Collider (SSC), a huge accelerator to be built in Texas in t...

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