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MIT Technology Review, “Inside the hunt for new physics at the world’s largest particle collider” by Dan Garisto (February 20, 2024) – Long-form article, useful historical recap and forward future of particle physics.

(Sutter, Paul M. Rescuing Science: Restoring Trust In an Age of Doubt. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2024. Kindle Edition.)

(Rovelli, Carlo. White Holes. Penguin Publishing Group 2023. Kindle Edition.)

(Kaku, Michio. Quantum Field Theory: A Modern Introduction. Oxford University Press 1993 [Kindle PDF] – particularly Chapter 1: Why Quantum Field Theory?)

Mack, Katie. The End of Everything: (Astrophysically Speaking). Scribner 2020. Kindle Edition.

(Bothwell, Matthew. The Invisible Universe: Why There’s More to Reality than Meets the Eye. Oneworld Publications. 2021. Kindle Edition.)

Hossenfelder, Sabine. Lost in Math: How Beauty Leads Physics Astray. 2018 (Kindle Edition).

Wilczek, Frank. Fundamentals: Ten Keys to Reality. Penguin Publishing Group. 2021. Kindle Edition.

(Smolin, Lee. Einstein’s Unfinished Revolution. Penguin Publishing Group 2019. Kindle Edition.)

(Carroll, Sean. Something Deeply Hidden. Penguin Publishing Group 2019. Kindle Edition.)

Wilczek, Frank. The Lightness of Being: Mass, Ether, and the Unification of Forces. Basic Books 2008. Kindle Edition. “What appears to our eyes as empty space is revealed to our minds as a complex medium full of spontaneous activity.”

de Grasse Tyson, Neil. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry. W. W. Norton & Company 2017. Kindle Edition.

Ball, Philip. Beyond Weird: Why everything you thought you knew about quantum physics is different. University of Chicago Press 2018. Kindle Edition. “The universe is always looking.” [p. 213]

Rovelli, Carlo. The Order of Time (2018). Penguin Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.

Musser, George. Spooky Action at a Distance: The Phenomenon That Reimagines Space and Time — and What It Means for Black Holes, the Big Bang, and Theories of Everything. Copyright 2015. Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Kindle Edition.

Dawkins, Richard. The Magic of Reality: How We Know What’s Really True (Copyright 2011). Free Press 2012. Kindle Edition.

Rovelli, Carlo. Reality Is Not What It Seems: The Journey to Quantum Gravity (Copyright 2014). Penguin Publishing Group 2017. Kindle Edition.

Weatherall, James Owen. Void: The Strange Physics of Nothing (Foundational Questions in Science). Copyright 2016. Yale University Press. Kindle Edition.

Schwartz, David N. The Last Man Who Knew Everything: The Life and Times of Enrico Fermi, Father of the Nuclear Age. Copyright 2017. Basic Books. Kindle Edition.

Hobson, Art. Tales of the Quantum: Understanding Physics’ Most Fundamental Theory. Oxford University Press 2017. Kindle Edition.

Hobson, Art. “There are no particles, there are only fields.” Submitted 2012; published March 2013. (

Joseph Polchinski, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California Santa Barbara, CA. Memories of a Theoretical Physicist. PDF. arXiv:1708.09093v2 [physics.hist-ph] 31 Aug 2017.

Krauss, Lawrence. A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather than Nothing. Atria Books. Copyright © 2012 by Lawrence M. Krauss. Kindle Edition.

Krauss, Lawrence M. Quantum Man: Richard Feynman’s Life in Science (Great Discoveries). W. W. Norton & Company. Kindle Edition. Copyright © 2011 by Lawrence M. Krauss. First published as a Norton paperback 2012.

Macknik, Stephen L. Sleights of Mind: What the Neuroscience of Magic Reveals about Our Everyday Deceptions. Henry Holt and Co. Kindle Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Stephen L. Macknik and Susana Martinez-Conde.

Sagan, Carl. Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark. 1996. Random House Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.

Symmetry is a joint publication of Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. Symmetry receives funding through the US Department of Energy.

The Worldwatch Institute (2017-04-20). EarthEd (State of the World): Rethinking Education on a Changing Planet. Island Press. Kindle Edition.

Charles H. Townes. How the Laser Happened: Adventures of a Scientist. Oxford University Press (February 28, 2002). Kindle Edition.

Cham, Jorge; Whiteson, Daniel (2017-05-09). We Have No Idea: A Guide to the Unknown Universe. Penguin Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.

Gilder, Louisa (2008-11-11). The Age of Entanglement. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.

Dave, Zobel (2015-06-01). Science of TV’s the Big Bang Theory, The. ECW Press. Kindle Edition.

Otto, Shawn Lawrence (2016-06-07). The War on Science: Who’s Waging It, Why It Matters, What We Can Do About It. Milkweed Editions. Kindle Edition.

Leon M. Lederman; Christopher T. Hill. Quantum Physics for Poets. Prometheus Books 2011. Kindle Edition.

Lederman, Leon M.; Hill, Christopher T. (2011-11-29). Symmetry and the Beautiful Universe. Prometheus Books. Kindle Edition.

Particle Fever is a 2013 American documentary film tracking the first round of experiments at the Large Hadron Collider near GenevaSwitzerland. The film follows the experimental physicists at CERN who run the experiments, as well as the theoretical physicists who attempt to provide a conceptual framework for the LHC’s results. The film begins in 2008 with the first firing of the LHC and concludes in 2012 with the successful identification of the Higgs boson. Watch via official site or Amazon Prime Video.

“More Is Different” by P. W. Anderson, Science, New Series, Vol. 177, No. 4047. (Aug. 4, 1972), pp. 393-396. (Science is currently published by American Association for the Advancement of Science.)

Carroll, Sean (2012-11-13). The Particle at the End of the Universe: How the Hunt for the Higgs Boson Leads Us to the Edge of a New World. Penguin Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.

Carroll, Sean (2016-05-10). The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself. Penguin Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.

Hawking, Stephen (2011-05-04). A Brief History of Time. Random House Publishing Group. Kindle Edition. [2017 Edition]

Pierce, Charles P. (2009-05-29). Idiot America: How Stupidity Became a Virtue in the Land of the Free. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.

Isaacson, Walter (2007-04-10). Einstein: His Life and Universe. Simon & Schuster. Kindle Edition.

Abbott, Edwin Abbott (2012-05-16). Flatland: a romance of many dimensions. Kindle Edition.

Darwin, Charles (1998-03-01). On the Origin of Species By Means of Natural Selection, or, the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. Public Domain Books. Kindle Edition.

Turkle, Sherry (2011-01-11). Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other. Basic Books. Kindle Edition.

Hooper, Dan (2009-01-09). Dark Cosmos. HarperCollins. Kindle Edition. [Copyright 2006, prior to the LHC going online and Planck satellite]

Paine, Thomas. The Age of Reason (Optimized for Kindle). Kindle Edition.

Paine, Thomas (2009-10-04). Common Sense. Public Domain Books. Kindle Edition.

The Feynman Lectures on Physics. Richard P. Feynman, Robert B. Leighton, Matthew Sands. Addison Wesley. Volume I Mainly mechanics, radiation, and heat 1963. Volume II Mainly electromagnetism and matter 1964. Volume III Quantum mechanics 1965.

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The Feyman Lectures on Physics, Preface

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• Scientific American > “ Reaches a Milestone and a Reckoning” by Daniel Garisto (January 10, 2022) – Runaway success and underfunding have led to growing pains for the preprint server.