• Léon Rosenfeld: Physics, Philosophy, and Politics in the Twentieth Century • LHC Physics • Writing Science: How to Write Papers That Get Cited and Proposals That Get Funded • Relativistic Cosmology • Quantum Gravity

Festive Bookshelf: • Higgs: The Invention and Discovery of the ‘God Particle’ • Higgs Discovery: The Power of Empty Space! • The 4% Universe. Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and the Race to Discover the Rest of Reality. • About Time: From Sun Dials to Quantum Clocks, How the Cosmos Shapes Our Lives – And How We Shape the Cosmos • Reinventing Discovery: The New Era of Networked Science • Books received

• Advanced Topics in Quantum Field Theory: A Lecture Course • Supergravity • Extreme States of Matter in Strong Interaction Physics: An Introduction • From the Universe to the Elementary Particles: A First Introduction to Cosmology and the Fundamental Interactions • Books received

The Quantum Exodus: Jewish Fugitives, the Atomic Bomb, and the Holocaust

Time Machines • Pierre-Gilles de Gennes: A Life in Science • An Invitation to Quantum Field Theory • Slow light: Invisibility, Teleportation and Other Mysteries of Light • Books received

Summer Bookshelf: • Powering the Future: How We Will (Eventually) Solve the Energy Crisis and Fuel the Civilization of Tomorrow • The History of Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction • How the hippies saved physics: science, counterculture, and the quantum revival • Niels Bohr and the Quantum Atom: The Bohr Model of Atomic Structure 1913–1925 • Higgs Force. The Symmetry-Breaking Force that Makes the World an Interesting Place • Catalysed Fusion

CERN’s accelerators, experiments and international integration 1959–2009. The European Physical Journal H 36 (4) • Books received

L’enigma dei raggi cosmici. Le più grandi energie dell’ universo • Books received

Radioactivity: A History of a Mysterious Science • Physics: A Student Companion • Books received

The Infinity Puzzle: How the quest to understand quantum field theory led to extraordinary science, high politics and the world’s most expensive experiment • Risk – A very short Introduction • Books received

The Beautiful Invisible: Creativity, Imagination, and Theoretical Physics • LHC • Constructing Reality: Quantum Theory and Particle Physics • Knocking on Heaven’s Door: How Physics and Scientific Thinking Illuminate the Universe and the Modern World • Cosmic Numbers: The Numbers That Define Our Universe • L’Energia del Vuoto (Vacuum’s Energy) • The Fear Index • The Joy of English: 100 illuminating conversations about the English language • Books received

The Pursuit of Quantum Gravity: Memoirs of Bryce DeWitt from 1946 to 2004By Cécile DeWitt Morette Springer 2011Hardback: £31.99 €36.87 $49.95 Bryce DeWitt’s Lectures on Gravitation By Bryce DeWitt (ed. Steven M Christensen)Springer 2011Paperback: £62.99 €73.80 […]

Introduction to the Theory of the Universe: Hot Big Bang Theory By Dmitry S Gorbunov and Valery A RubakovWorld ScientificHardback: £103 $158 Paperback: £51 $78 E-book: $200 Introduction to the Theory of the Universe: Cosmological […]

Numerical Relativity. Solving Einstein’s Equations on the Computer By Thomas W Baumgarte and Stuart L Shapiro Cambridge University Press Hardback: £55 $90 E-book: $72 Baumgarte Symmetries are a powerful tool for solving specific problems in all […]

Summer Bookshelf Summer for physicists is the season of conferences, with holidays squeezed in where possible. This year many particle physicists are no doubt already working hard on preparing the latest results from the LHC, […]

Induction AcceleratorsBy Ken Takayama and Richard Briggs (eds.)SpringerHardback: €126.55 £108 $169 Takayama Of the nearly 30,000 particle accelerators now operating worldwide, few types are as unfamiliar to most physicists and engineers as induction accelerators. This class of […]

Neutrino By Frank Close Oxford University Press Hardback: £9.99 “Of all the things that make the universe, the commonest and weirdest are neutrinos.” Thus starts Frank Close’s latest book, Neutrino, a fascinating look into one […]

BCS: 50 Years By Leon N Cooper and Dmitri Feldman (eds.) World Scientific Hardback: £84 $135 Paperback: £40 $65 BCS: 50 Years More than 50 years after John Bardeen, Leon Cooper and Robert Schrieffer – BCS – published their now […]

Phenomenology of Ultra-Relativistic Heavy-Ion Collisions By Wojciech Florkowski World Scientific Hardback: £66 $96 Wojciech Florkowski’s book on ultra-relativistic heavy-ion collisions appears right at the beginning of a new era in the field. In 2010, two […]

Massive: The Hunt for the God Particle by Ian Sample, Virgin Books. Hardback ISBN 9781905264957, £18.99. Paperback ISBN 9780753522110, £13.99. Sample CERN Courier readers don’t need to be told that the search for the Higgs boson […]

Presenting Science: A Practical Guide to Giving a Good Talk by Çiğdem IŞsever and Ken Peach, OUP. Hardback ISBN 9780199549085, £39.95 ($75). Paperback ISBN 9780199549092, £19.95 ($35). The Craft of Scientific Communication by Joseph E Harmon […]

Quantum Chromodynamics: Perturbative and Nonperturbative Aspects by Boris L Ioffe, Victor S Fadin and Lev N Lipatov, Cambridge University Press. Hardback ISBN 9780521631488, £110.00 ($180). E-book ISBN 9780511717444 $144. Quantum Chromodynamics The latest addition to the large […]

Extensive Air Showers: High-Energy Phenomena and Astrophysical Aspects – A Tutorial, Reference Manual and Data Book by Peter K F Grieder, Springer. Hardback ISBN 9783540769415, £314 (€368.20, $469). Grieder Peter Grieder has compiled an exceptional collection of information […]

The Edge of Physics: A Journey to Earth’s Extremes to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe by Anil Ananthaswamy, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Hardback ISBN 9780547394527, $25. Paperback ISBN 9780547394527 $15.95. Ananthaswamy In his recent book The […]

The Standard Model and Beyond by Paul Langacker, CRC Press. Hardback ISBN 9781420079067, £49.99 ($79.95). The Standard Model and Beyond The Standard Model of elementary particles and their interactions via the electromagnetic, weak and strong interactions is a fabulously successful […]

Reviews of Accelerator Science and Technology Volumes 1 and 2 by Alexander W Chao and Weiren Chou (eds), World Scientific. Volume 1 Hardback ISBN 9789812835208, £55 ($99). E-book ISBN 9789812835215, $129. Volume 2 Hardback ISBN […]

A Zeptospace Odyssey: A Journey into the Physics of the LHC by Gian Francesco Giudice, Oxford University Press. Hardback ISBN 9780199581917, £25 ($45). Giudice If you are of the opinion that working physicists do not care […]

Plastic Fantastic: How the Biggest Fraud in Physics Shook the Scientific World by Eugenie Samuel Reich, Palgrave Macmillan. Hardback ISBN 9780230224674, £15.99 ($26.95). Paperback ISBN 9780230623842, £12.99 ($17). Plastic Fantastic This book devotes 266 dense pages – 20 of them […]

The Primordial Density Perturbation: Cosmology, Inflation and the Origin of Structure by David Lyth and Andrew Liddle, Cambridge University Press. Hardback ISBN 9780521828499, £40 ($75). E-book ISBN 9780511536922, $60. The Primordial Density Perturbation In the early 1990s, the discovery […]