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Lederman, Leon M.

Works: 143 works in 359 publications in 6 languages and 9,388 library holdings
Genres: Popular works  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Periodicals  Juvenile works  Children's films  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Compiler
Classifications: QC793.5.B62, 539.72
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Most widely held works by Leon M Lederman
The God particle : if the universe is the answer, what is the question? by Leon M Lederman( Book )

39 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in English and Italian and held by 2,247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The quest began in 430 B.C. when a Greek philosopher smelled bread baking and imagined that an invisible particle might be the building block of all matter. He called it the a-tom - "that which cannot be cut"--And its pursuit has become science's longest-running experiment. Now, in a book of dazzling originality, Nobel laureate Leon Lederman tells the story of the 2,500-year search for the answer to an ancient question: what is the world made of? Lederman joined this search in the 1950s, and his many contributions to our understanding of subatomic architecture have ranked him among the foremost experimental physicists in the world. The God Particle is yet another remarkable achievement: drawing on a lifetime of research and teaching, Lederman shines such a clear light on the mysteries of matter that they are at last understandable to everyone. With great wit and erudition, he describes the long string of Eureka moments that have brought us tantalizingly close to unlocking the last secrets of the universe. Galileo, Newton, Faraday, Rutherford, and Einstein are just a few of the heroes in Lederman's tale, each one a brilliant detective looking for clues behind the veil of matter. The past fifty years have brought the development of the most complex experimental tool ever built - the particle accelerator, an immensely powerful knife that cuts matter into quarks and leptons and reveals the forces that drive them. Lederman explains how accelerators work and argues passionately for the need for a huge new machine that can find the ultimate a-tom. He believes that this particle - the God Particle - orchestrates the cosmic symphony, and he dreams of its discovery, hoping it will reduce the laws of physics to an equation so simple that it can fit on a T-shirt. Using humor, metaphor, and vivid storytelling, Leon Lederman takes us on an adventure into an invisible world. The God Particle is a celebration of human curiosity, a thrilling book by a man whose genius for discovering the secrets of the universe is matched by his gift for illuminating the wonders of science
From quarks to the cosmos : tools of discovery by Leon M Lederman( Book )

27 editions published between 1989 and 2000 in English and held by 1,354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the current views on the nature of space, time, matter, and fundamental forces
Symmetry and the beautiful universe by Leon M Lederman( Book )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains the concept of symmetry and its ramifications for art, music, and life on Earth, describing how symmetry is found everywhere in the universe
Beyond the god particle by Leon M Lederman( Book )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Two leading physicists discuss the importance of the Higgs Boson, the future of particle physics, and the mysteries of the universe yet to be unraveled. On July 4, 2012, the long-sought Higgs Boson--aka "the God Particle"--was discovered at the world's largest particle accelerator, the LHC, in Geneva, Switzerland. On March 14, 2013, physicists at CERN confirmed it. This elusive subatomic particle forms a field that permeates the entire universe, creating the masses of the elementary particles that are the basic building blocks of everything in the known world--from viruses to elephants, from atoms to quasars. Starting where Nobel Laureate Leon Lederman's bestseller The God Particle left off, this incisive new book explains what's next. Lederman and Hill discuss key questions that will occupy physicists for years to come: * Why were scientists convinced that something like the "God Particle" had to exist? * What new particles, forces, and laws of physics lie beyond the "God Particle"? * What powerful new accelerators are now needed for the US to recapture a leadership role in science and to reach "beyond the God Particle," such as Fermilab's planned Project-X and the Muon Collider? Using thoughtful, witty, everyday language, the authors show how all of these intriguing questions are leading scientists ever deeper into the fabric of nature. Readers of The God Particle will not want to miss this important sequel"--
Quantum physics for poets by Leon M Lederman( Book )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quantum theory is the bedrock of contemporary physics and the basis of understanding matter in its tiniest dimensions and the vast universe as a whole. But for many, the theory remains an impenetrable enigma. The authors of this book seek to remedy this situation by drawing on both their scientific expertise and their talent for communicating science to the general reader. Their story is partly historical, covering the many "Eureka" moments when great scientists -- Max Planck, Albert Einstein, Niels Bohr, Werner Heisenberg, Erwin Schrodinger, and others -- struggled to come to grips with the many bizarre realities that quantum research revealed. Although their findings were indisputably proven in experiments, they were so strange and counterintuitive that Einstein refused to accept quantum theory, despite its great success. The authors explain the many strange and even eerie aspects of quantum reality at the subatomic level, from "particles" that can be many places simultaneously and sometimes act more like waves, to the effect that we humans can have on their movements by just observing them. The authors also delve into quantum physics' latest and perhaps most breathtaking offshoots -- field theory and string theory. The intricacies and ramifications of these two theories will give the reader much to ponder. In addition, the authors describe the diverse applications of quantum theory in its almost countless forms of modern technology throughout the world
Portraits of great American scientists( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this era of genetic engineering, nanotechnology, cell phones, computers, and the Internet, science literacy becomes an essential element of survival for both individuals and society as a whole. This unique work makes a positive contribution to that end through the biographies of fifteen American scientists, men and women from paleontology to artificial intelligence, thoroughly researched and written by high school students from the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Enfants, chercheurs et citoyens( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in Spanish and French and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En faisant le récit d'une enquête menée par deux équipes d'enseignants français dans l'institution créée par Léon Lederman à Chicago, Georges Charpak, prix Nobel de physique, prône la réforme de l'enseignement des sciences, à fonder sur l'aptitude à résoudre des problèmes concrets et sur la créativité plus que sur le savoir théorique et livresque
Nuclear and particle physics annual( )

in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'Apprentissage de l'incertain by Robert Germinet( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in French and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science education : best practices of research training for students under 21 by NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Science Education: Best Practices of Research Training for Students Under 21( Book )

11 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a unique survey of the best science education practices with special emphasis on scientific research training of motivated young students up to 21 years old. Its content provides a great help to all teachers dealing with talented students and to all scientists and activists in the field of science education. A key point is the science education of high school students, who are in a very susceptible age to ask clear questions about the world around them and to seek answers in a methodological way, as science does
Une sacrée particule : si l'univers est la réponse, quelle est la question? by Leon M Lederman( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in French and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prix Nobel de physique en 1988 pour ses travaux en physique des hautes énergies, L. Lederman décrit ici les expériences qui ont permis d'établir la théorie atomique depuis les Grecs et de découvrir les différentes particules élémentaires les unes après les autres, y compris la dernière en date, dénommée ici "sacrée particule", qui reste à observer. D. Teresi est journaliste scientifique
Science education : talent recruitment and public understanding by Inc NetLibrary( Book )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work is a survey of the best science education practices with special emphasis on scientific research training. Its content aims to provide a great help to all teachers dealing with talented students and to all scientists and activists in the field of science education
Vom Quark zum Kosmos : Teilchenphysik als Schlüssel zum Universum by Leon M Lederman( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in German and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science, the end of the frontier? by Leon M Lederman( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Problems of international economic competition, environmental degradation, and quality of life demand the very best form the United States research community. New information assembled by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (aaas) documents a deeply troubled mood among university researchers, even those who have been successful in pursuing research careers in prestigious institutions. This troubled mood is so pervasive that it raises serious questions about the very future of science in the United States. The results of an informal survey by the aaas on the state of academic scientific research in the United States are presented in this report. Asked about their personal experiences with research funding, the respondents portray an environment of slow, but steady erosion. Sections in this report include: (1) "The Survey"; (2) "Why is the Morale of American Scientists So Low?"; (3) "Impacts of the Funding Situation"; (4) "Why Keep Science Healthy?"; (5) "How Much Research Do We Need?"; (6) "An End to the Frontier?"; And (7) "Conclusions and Recommendations." (Kr)
La partícula divina : si el universo es la respuesta, ¿cuál es la pregunta by Leon M Lederman( Book )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world's foremost experimental physicist uses humor, metaphor, and storytelling to delve into the mysteries of matter, discussing the as-yet-to-be-discovered god particle
The Vienna Conference on High-Energy Physics : supplement issue to Comments on nuclear and particle physics on the XIVth International Conference by International Conference on High Energy Physics( Book )

6 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das schöpferische Teilchen : der Grundbaustein des Universums by Leon M Lederman( Book )

4 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in German and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Physics, why bother? by Tracey Wade( Visual )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the fundamental concepts of physics and how they influence human life
Cong kua ke dao yu zhou by Leon M Lederman( Book )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in Chinese and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Appraising the ring : Statements in support of the superconducting super collider( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Lederman, L.

Lederman, Leon.

Lederman, Leon 1922-

Lederman, Leon M.

Lederman, Leon Max.

Lederman, Leon Max 1922-

Leon Lederman Amerikaans wiskundige

Leon Lederman fisico statunitense

Leon Lederman physicien américain

Leon M. Lederman American mathematician and physicist

Leon M. Lederman amerikansk fysikar og matematikar

Leon M. Lederman amerikansk fysiker och matematiker

Leon M. Lederman amerikansk fysiker og matematiker

Leon Max Lederman

Leon Max Lederman amerikai matematikus és fizikus

Leon Max Lederman fizyk amerykański, noblista

Leon Max Lederman US-amerikanischer Physiker

Leons Ledermans

Lion Ledermen

Λέον Μαξ Λέντερμαν Αμερικανός μαθηματικός και φυσικός

Ледерман, Леон Макс

Леон Ледерман

Леон Макс Ледэрман

Лион Ледермен

Лион Ледърман

Լեոն Լեդերման

לאון לדרמן

لئون لدرمن

ليون ليدرمان

ليون ليدرمان، 1922-

لیان لدرمن ریاضی‌دان و فیزیک‌دان آمریکایی

لیآن لیڑرمین

لیون ایم لیڈر مین

لەۆن م. لەدەرمان

लीयोन एम लीडरमन

लियॉन एम. लेडरमान भौतिकशास्त्रातील नोबेल पारितोषिकविजेता शास्त्रज्ञ.

লিয়ন ম্যাক্স লেডারম্যান

레더만, 레온 M. 1922-

레더만, 리언 M. 1922-

레더먼, 리언 1922-

레더먼, 리언 M. 1922-

리언 M. 레이더먼



レーダーマン, レオン

レーダーマン, レオン M.


English (157)

Spanish (14)

French (7)

German (6)

Chinese (4)

Italian (1)

From quarks to the cosmos : tools of discoverySymmetry and the beautiful universeQuantum physics for poetsPortraits of great American scientistsScience education : best practices of research training for students under 21Science education : talent recruitment and public understanding