"The God Particle" Discussion

  • October 17, 2012 · 7:00 PM
  • Barro's Pizza

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.

Amazon Link:

http://www.amazon.com/God-Particle-Universe-Answer-Question/dp/0618711686/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1345576780&sr=1-1&keywords=god+particle

 Barros Info:

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.

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  • Brandon

    I just heard from a member that my comment may have been confusing. The meeting is still on. If you can make it please still come. We have plenty to discuss.

    October 17, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      I am just now reading this at 10:30. I thought the meeting was off. I would still like to attend the meetup if you have it again. I live in Mesa. Sorry there was confusion.

      October 17, 2012

  • Brandon

    Huge thanks to everyone who changed their rsvp's. That really helps us organizers out. Too bad we couldn't meet tonight. Maybe next time!

    October 17, 2012

  • Brandon

    Thank you for updating your rsvp Maria. Hope you enjoyed the book!

    October 16, 2012

  • Brandon

    Thank you for this Lily!

    September 17, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    That is cool. Thanks for sharing.

    September 17, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    link to article: Look at This: We Can Zoom In On Individual Molecular Bonds

    September 17, 2012

  • joy r.

    Yes, Brandon, that is the book that I was thinking of. Just kidding on the re-direct comment. See you guys soon. Joy

    1 · August 23, 2012

  • joy r.

    Brandon- Is this anything like "The War That Was"? again, I will try it, but no guarantees. Also, won't be in until the next day, but would like to keep up with you guys until I get there to redirect you! :>)

    August 22, 2012

    • Brandon

      Hello Joy! Long time...! I don't know "The War that was." Did you mean "A War Like No Other? " If so. They are alike only because they are nonfiction. The former being military history and this being physics. The reason this book stands out among its peers is the author's abilities to write in an easy to un 

      August 22, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'd be interested in going in on a cheese pizza

    August 21, 2012

    • Brandon

      Yummy! I can definitely pool with you Lindsay

      August 21, 2012

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