This book explains in clear terms for non-specialists what is happening at CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics located near Geneva. It starts from the basics to build a solid understanding of the relevance of current research in particle physics.
Princeton University Library
1 What is matter made of?; 2 What about the Higgs boson?; 3 Accelertors and detector, the essential tools; 4 The discovery of the Higgs boson; 5 The dark side of the Universe; 6 Going beyond the Standard Model: calling SUSY to the rescue; 7 What does fundamental research put on our plate?; 8 CERN experiments: a unique management and cooperation model; 9 Diversity in science; 10 What could th next big discoveries be?