Journals Higher Education



Published: 04 March 2010

176 Pages | 10 b&w line drawings

5 1/4 x 7 3/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199578870

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Frank Close

  • 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 accelrators such as CERN, and asks whether antimatter bombs and antimatter-powered spacecraft could ever become a reality
  • Accessible as well as being authoritative: Frank Close is a renowned science writer who was on the committee at CERN which authorised research into antimatter, and which inspired Dan Brown's novel Angels and Demons