Russell Brunelle (russellb) wrote,
Russell Brunelle
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Knocking on Heaven's Door

I just finished reading Knocking on Heaven's Door by Lisa Randall.

This is the best general-audience book I've found so far on the subject of modern particle physics and the Large Hadron Collider, and no knowledge of mathematics is required to understand it.

I agree with Ms. Randall that the Large Hadron Collider is one of the wonders of the world, particularly once you reflect on its purpose: instead of honoring a megalomaniacal king or an imaginary god, this thing was built to illuminate the nature of the universe for all humanity.

It's hard to get much more noble than that.

Related YouTube Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDYnRRsuBtU
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