Taking a closer look at LHC

This is a personal list of "popular" books related to Particle Phyiscs (most of them originally  in English), being some of them the reason why we began to be interested in introducing Particle Physics to wider public an to secondary school students in  and and teachers.


Asimov I. (1972). “The left hand of the electron”.

Batoni Abdalla, M.C. (2004). "O discreto charme das particulas elementares".

Carroll, Sean M. (2013). “The Particle at the End of the Universe.” 

Davies P. (1984). “God and the new physics”.

Evans Lyndon (2009)“The large hadron collider: a marvel of technology”.

Feynman R., Weinberg S. (1987).“Elementary Particles and the Laws of Physics”.

Fritzsch H. (1984). Elementary Particles: Building Blocks of Matter”.

Gell-Mann Murray (1994). “The Quark and the Jaguar: Adventures in the Simple and the Complex“.

Giudice Gian Francesco (2010). "A Zeptospace Odyssey: A Journey into the Physics of the LHC". Oxford University Press, Oxford 2010.

Glashow S. L. (1988). “Interactions” .

Glashow S. L. (1995). “The Charm of Physics” .

Gribbin, J. (1996). "Companion to the Cosmos".

Griffiths David (2008). “Introduction to Elementary Particles”.

Guth A. H. (1997). "The Inflationary Universe".

t'Hooft Gerard (1997). “In Search of the Ultimate Building Blocks”.

Johnson George (1999). “Strange Beauty: Murray Gell-Mann and the Revolution in Twentieth-Century Physics”.

Kane Gordon (1995). “The Particle Garden: Our Universe As Understood By Particle Physicists”

Klein E. (1994). “Sous l’atome les particules”.

Kopylov G. (1983). “Elementary kinematics of elementary particles (Science for everyone)”.

Lederman L., Teresi D. (1996). “The God Particle: If the Universe Is the Answer, What Is the Question?”

Ne'eman Yuval , Kirsh Yoram (1996). “The Particle Hunters”.

Randall, L. (2012). Higgs Discovery: The Power of Empty Space. Random House UK Limited

Rees Martin (2000). “Just Six Numbers: The Deep Forces That Shape The Universe”.

Scientific American Editors (2012). The Higgs Boson: Searching for the God Particle. Scientific American. New York.

Smoot, G. & Davidson, K. (1996)"Wrinkles in Time".

Taylor  J. G. (1984). “The new Physics”.

Trefil J. S. (1985). “From atoms to quarks”.

Weinberg S. (1993). “The First Three Minutes: A Modern View of the Origin of the Universe”.

Weinberg S. (1994). “Dreams of a Final Theory: The Scientist's Search for the Ultimate Laws of Nature”.

Weinberg S. (2003). “Facing Up: Science and Its Cultural Adversaries”.

Weinberg S. (2015)“To explain the world. The discovery of modern science”.


Cashmore R. et al. (2003). "Prestigious discoveries at CERN". SPRINGER-VERLAG, 2003

Evans Lyndon (2009)“The Large Hadron Collider.  A Marvel Of Technology”. Edited by EPFL-Press.

Hämmerle H. et al (2008)"Infinitely CERN. Memories from 50 years of research." CERN and Editions Suzanne Hurter.

Wilson Edward J. N. (2001). "An introduction to particle accelerators". Oxford University Press.


Xabier Cid Vidal, PhD in experimental Particle Physics for Santiago University (USC). Research Fellow in experimental Particle Physics at CERN from January 2013 to Decembre 2015. Currently, he is in USC Particle Physics Department (Spanish Postdoctoral Junior Grants Programme).

Ramon Cid Manzano, secondary school Physics Teacher at IES de SAR (Santiago - Spain), and part-time Lecturer (Profesor Asociado) in Faculty of Education at the University of Santiago (Spain). He has a Degree in Physics and in Chemistry, and is PhD for Santiago University (USC).



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