October 17, 2012 · 7:00 PM
Those into cultural events may remember the "God Particle" was recently discovered by an underground supercollider spanning 40 miles! This has been on a must read list for awhile now but, after the recent discovery I decided to put down what I was doing and get to it!
Publisher's Weekly says:
The "God particle" of the title is Lederman's term for what other physicists call a Higgs boson--a hypothetical particle that might hold a key to the subatomic world of quarks and leptons. To find out if a Higgs boson indeed exists, this Nobel laureate in physics conceived of the Superconducting Super Collider, which, if constructed, would be the world's most powerful particle accelerator. Writing with Teresi (coauthor of The Three-Pound Universe ), Lederman first surveys moments of discovery from Newton to Einstein in a breezy, folksy style that can be annoying ("Galileo was an irascible sort of guy . . . . He could be a pain in the ass"). This style, however, serves the reader well when Lederman and Teresi enter the complexities of subatomic physics, clarifying the search for squarks and winos, grand unified theories, superstrings and dark matter. $100,000 ad/promo; author tour.
This is in the Fry's Food shopping complex on Gilbert and Baseline.
Pizza is good and reasonably priced. The employees I spoke with sound very accomodating.
The down side is, no single slices after 3pm so we will need to either pool our money or order individual (small pizzas.)
I ordered a personal pizza as I scouted and it came out to like 10 bucks. Not horrible but if you can find a buddy to pool with you are better off.