Readership: Readers of popular science and general readers interested in the science of particle physics.
Frank Close, Professor of Theoretical Physics, Oxford University, and Fellow in Physics, Exeter College, Oxford
Frank Close, OBE, is Professor of Physics at Oxford University and a Fellow of Exeter College. He was formerly vice president of the British Association for Advancement of Science, Head of the Theoretical Physics Division at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, and Head of Communications and Public Education at CERN. He is the author of several books, including The Void (OUP, 2007) and the best-selling Lucifer's Legacy (OUP, 2000). He was the winner of the Kelvin Medal of the Institute of Physics
for his 'outstanding contributions to the public understanding of physics'. His other books include Particle Physics: A Very Short Introduction (2004), The Cosmic Onion (1983), The Particle Explosion (1987), End (1988), Too Hot to Handle - the race for cold fusion (1991), and The Particle Odyssey (OUP, 2002). In 2013 Professor Close was awarded the Royal Society Michael Faraday Prize for communicating science.
"Recommended reading" - 'Background briefing' list for 2015 Nobel Prize for Physics
" it's a little cracker. An awful lot of popular science passes across my desk, and it's very rare that the vast majority of the content is new and fresh, but that's the case here... it's a fascinating story. Apart from anything else, it's a great example of what real science is like." - Brian Clegg, Popular Science
"A fine piece of scientific popularisation from one of the best scientific communicators around." - Literary Review
"Close tells this story with verve and precision... admirably clear and eminently accessible." - Wall Street Journal
"As an award-winning writer, Close tells this detective story with great style." - Robert Matthews, BBC Focus
1: A desperate remedy
2: Seeing the invisible
3: Winning the lottery
4: Is the Sun still shining?
5: How many Solar neutrinos?
6: Underground science
7: One, two, three
8: More missing neutrinos
9: 'I feel like I'm dancing I'm so happy'
10: Extragalactic neutrinos