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Published: 25 October 2018

176 Pages | 10 line drawings and halftones


ISBN: 9780198831914

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Oxford Landmark Science

  • Antimatter is one of the strangest discoveries in physics—an opposite to the 'normal' matter which makes up the world in which we live our everyday lives, and which annihilates anything it touches in a blinding flash of energy.
  • Explores the science of antimatter—what it is, and what it can tell us about the origins and structure of the cosmos.
  • Tells the story of the prediction and discovery of the first antiparticles—borne out of Dirac's inspired combination of quantum theory and relativity.
  • Explains how antimatter is created in particle accelerators such as CERN, and asks whether antimatter bombs and antimatter-powered spacecraft could ever become a reality.
  • This new edition includes updates on recent experiments and developments in the field.
  • Part of the Oxford Landmark Science range: 'must-read' modern science and big ideas, which have shaped the way we think.

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