A map of the Invisible: Journies with Particle Physics
What is the universe really made of?
How do we know?
Follow the map of the invisible to find out…
Over the last sixty years, scientists around the world have worked together to create the ‘Standard Model’ of elementary particles: a theoretical map of the basic building blocks of the universe. With the discovery of the Higgs boson in 2012, the map as we know it was completed, but also extended into strange new territory.
After shrinking us down to the size of a subatomic particle, pioneering physicist Jon Butterworth takes us on board his research vessel for a journey in search of atoms and quarks, electrons and neutrinos, and the forces that shape the universe. Step by step, discovery by discovery, we journey into the world of the unseen, from the atom to black holes and dark matter, and beyond, to the
outer reaches of the cosmos and the frontiers of human knowledge.
Jon Butterworth is recognised as one of the great scientists and science writers of today.