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    • ISBN:9781844039753
    • Publication date:21 Sep 2017

Particle Physics Brick by Brick

By Dr Ben Still

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A unique and fascinating exploration of the building blocks that make up our universe, using LEGO® to demonstrate and elucidate.

A unique and fascinating exploration of the building blocks that make up our universe, using LEGO® to demonstrate and elucidate.

All matter comprises of twelve 'building block' particles. This book explains how these building blocks are formed and interact, using toy building blocks to create a uniquely visual and clear depiction of the way our universe is put together. This is the perfect introduction to the enigmatic and fascinating world of Quantum Physics.

Our story starts with the Big Bang, and along the way, the constructs and interactions within and among atoms and sub-atomic particles, and the forces that play upon them, are clearly explained, with each LEGO® block representing a different atomic or sub-atomic particle. The different colours and size denote what that particle is and its relationship with the other 'building blocks'.

Each chapter is presented in digestible chunks, using toy building blocks to illustrate the ideas and experiments that have led to some of the biggest discoveries of the past 150 years.

Soon you'll be able to construct every element in the Universe using a box of LEGO® and this book!

Biographical Notes

Dr Ben Still is a Physicist at the University of London. Alongside his research career, Ben has been an advocate of new methods of communicating physics. He has worked with artists, designers, and illustrators to show complex physics research topics in a new light. Ben also teaches science in schools and develops innovative methods of classroom teaching. He is the author of Brains Explains: Quantum Physics and The Secret Life of the Periodic Table.

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  • ISBN: 9781844039340
  • Publication date: 21 Sep 2017
  • Page count: 176
  • Imprint: Cassell
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