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Published: 25 December 2018

176 Pages | 10 line drawings and halftones

7.7 x 5.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198831914

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Second Edition

Frank Close

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.