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Inhaltsangabe zu "Particle Accelerators: From Big Bang Physics to Hadron Therapy"
“Accelerators go all the way from the unique and gargantuan Large Hadron Collider to thousands of smaller versions in hospitals and industry. Ugo Amaldi has experience across the range. He has worked at CERN and has for many years been driving the application of accelerators in medicine. This is a must-read introduction to this frontier of modern technology, written beautifully by a world expert.”
Frank Close, Professor of Physics at Oxford University
author of "The Infinity Puzzle"
“This book should be read by school teachers and all those interested in the exploration of the
microcosm and its relation to cosmology, and in the use of accelerators for medical applications. With a light hand and without formulae the autho
r easily explains complicated matters, spicing up the text with amusing historical anecdotes. His reputation as an outstanding scientist in all the fields treated guarantees high standards.”
Herwig Schopper, former CERN Director General
author of "LEP - The Lord of the Collider Rings at CERN"
This book tells the story of modern physics with an unusual emphasis on the machine-builders who made it all possible, and their machines. Learning to accelerate particles has enabled physicists to probe the subatomic world and gain a deeper understanding of the cosmos. It has also brought numerous benefits to medicine, from the primitive X-ray machines of over a century ago to today's developments in hadron therapy for cancer. Amaldi tells this story in a most fascinating way.
Edward Witten, Professor of Mathematical Physics at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton; Fields Medal (1990)