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David Kaiser: Atom-Smashing, 17 December 2009

The Lightness of Being: Big Questions, Real Answers 
by Frank Wilczek.
Allen Lane, 270 pp., £18.99, June 2009, 978 1 84614 245 1
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... what is it for? Why spend billions of euros to smash subatomic particles together? The physicist Frank Wilczek (a colleague of mine at MIT, though we haven’t worked together directly) shared the 2004 Nobel Prize for his contribution to the reigning theory of high-energy physics; his new book gives non-specialist readers a tour of the conceptual ...

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