Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - In Search of the Ultimate Building Blocks by Gerard t'Hooft

From 1960 until 1990 theoretical physicists and experimentalists worked together to probe deeper and deeper into the basic structure of matter, moving closer to an understanding of the ultimate building blocks of the universe. Gerard 't Hooft was closely involved in many of the advances in modern theoretical physics that led to improved understanding of elementary particles, and this is a first-hand account of one of the most creative and exciting periods of discovery in the history of physics. Using language a layperson can understand, this narrative touches on many central topics and ideas, such as quarks and quantum physics; supergravity, superstrings and superconductivity; the Standard Model and grand unification; eleven-dimensional space time and black holes. This fascinating personal account of the past thirty years in one of the most dramatic areas in twentieth-century physics will be of interest to professional physicists and physics students, as well as the educated general reader with an interest in one of the most exciting scientific detective stories ever.

Buy In Search of the Ultimate Building Blocks by Gerard t'Hooft from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780521578837
ISBN-10: 0521578833
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 12mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 28-Nov-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - In Search of the Ultimate Building Blocks by Gerard t'Hooft

Book Reviews - In Search of the Ultimate Building Blocks by Gerard t'Hooft

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about In Search of the Ultimate Building Blocks book by Gerard t'Hooft and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Books By Gerard t'Hooft

In Search of the Ultimate Building Blocks by Gerard t'Hooft
Hardback, November 1996
$185.18