First Edition of THE GOD PARTICLE; Signed by Nobel Prize-winning Physicist Leon Lederman
The God Particle: If the Universe Is the Answer, What Is the Question?
Lederman, Leon with Dick Teresi.$175.00
Item Number: 4617
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1993.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Leon Lederman on the title page. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light shelfwear.
The "God particle" of the title is Lederman's term for what other physicists call a Higgs boson--a hypothetical particle that might hold a key to the subatomic world of quarks and leptons. To find out if a Higgs boson indeed exists, this Nobel laureate in physics conceived of the Superconducting Super Collider, which, if constructed, would be the world's most powerful particle accelerator. "One of the clearest, most enjoyable new science books in years... explains the entire history of physics and cosmology. En route, you'll laugh so hard you won't realize how much you are learning" (San Francisco Examiner).