Most Wanted Particle: The Inside Story of the Hunt for the Higgs, the Heart of the Future of Physics

Author: Jon Butterworth

August, 2016


Not as interesting as I expected. There was undoubtedly a lot of physics, so for someone with no background in physics, it will be a nightmare. Also as the journey explained by Jon involved himself as well, there were bits and parts of biography in the book. That is perfectly ok, but there is thin line between writing about your work and self-adulation, I think the author got carried away and reflected signs of conceit.

I fully respect the guy as an engineer, the work done at the ATLAS lab is phenomenal, but you don't write a text book for general public. It will be too obtuse for a normal reader to construe anything meaningful out of it. The insights of the progression towards finding the Higgs Boson or “The God Particle” are also lacking flavor and could even bore you.

It was an easy read, with nothing insightful about it. It claims to tell the story of the hunt for the Higgs, but fails miserable to even bind the reader. Better read Wiki pages or internet if you are looking for some information about Higgs particle.

Not recommended for someone without Physics background, not recomended for someone trying to learn about Higgs Boson


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