¿Qué hace un bosón como tú en un Big Bang como este?
Tlalnepantla de Baz: Editorial Océano de México, 2022. First Edition. Paperback. 411p., illus, tables, graphics, bibl., indices, wrps. Newe. Item #81609
A book for all audiences, entertaining and casual, which explains -and is understood!- concepts as abstract as quantum fields or the Higgs boson. Narrated by a scientist who participated in the discovery of this particle , the author of The Higgs Boson is not going to make your bed.
“If when you go out at night to a clear place you raise your head and only see points of light, you are missing the best part of being alive. I, Javier Santaolalla, see particles that arise from a great "explosion" billions of years ago, collide and transform while they are grouped by gravity. I see how clumps of matter in the form of gas clouds are being created, giving rise to larger systems called “galaxies”. But I also see that wonderful journey of the human being to understand who we are, what we are doing here, accompanied by geniuses like Galileo or Einstein, great ideas like relativity or quantum mechanics, stories like Schrödinger's cat, the Mexican hat or the Newton's apple...
This book is a journey towards the stars, towards the Big Bang, but above all towards the interior of ourselves. It will allow us to better situate our place in this world.”.