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Butterworth, Jon

Overview
Works: 16 works in 45 publications in 2 languages and 1,173 library holdings
Genres: Autobiographies  Popular works  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author
Classifications: QC16.B88, 539.7092
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jon Butterworth
A map of the invisible : journeys into particle physics by Jon Butterworth( Book )

3 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[This] is an explorer's guide to the Standard Model and the ... realms of particle physics. After shrinking us down to the size of a sub-atomic particle, ... 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, we travel into the world of the unseen, discovering phenomena both weird and wonderful, from atoms to black holes and dark matter, and beyond, to the outer reaches of the cosmos and the frontiers of human knowledge."--Book jacket
MAP OF THE INVISIBLE by Jon Butterworth( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Particle physics for the curious : a guided tour of the standard model and beyond by Jon Butterworth( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Smashing physics by Jon Butterworth( Book )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first insider account of the work at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, the discovery of the Higgs particle - and what it all means for our understanding of the laws of nature. The discovery of the Higgs boson made headlines around the world. Two scientists, Peter Higgs and Francois Englert, whose theories predicted its existence, shared the 2013 Nobel Prize. The discovery was the culmination of the largest experiment ever run, the ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN's Large Hadron Collider. But what really is a Higgs boson and what does it do? How was it found? How has its discovery changed our understanding of the fundamental laws of nature? And what did it feel like to be part of it? Jon Butterworth is one of the leading physicists at CERN and this book is the first popular inside account of the hunt for the Higgs. It is a story of incredible scientific collaboration, inspiring technological innovation and ground-breaking science. It is also the story of what happens when the world's most expensive experiment blows up, of neutrinos that may or may not travel faster than light, and the reality of life in an underground bunker in Switzerland. This book will also leave you with a working knowledge of the new physics and what the discovery of the Higgs particle means for how we define the laws of nature. It will take you to the cutting edge of modern scientific thinking
Most wanted particle : the inside story of the hunt for the Higgs, the heart of the future of physics by Jon Butterworth( Book )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A leading member of the team at the Large Hadron Collider discusses his career in physics and his team's hunt for the elusive Higgs boson
Performance of the ZEUS second level tracking trigger and studies of R-parity violating supersymmetry at HERA by Jon Butterworth( )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

MAP OF THE INVISIBLE : particle physics for the curious by Jon Butterworth( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zhuang chu xi ge si li zi : shen ru shi shang zui da shi yan xian chang by Jon Butterworth( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in Chinese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Kosmos im Crashtest so haben wir das Higgs gejagt by Jon Butterworth( )

1 edition published in 2015 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[Jon Butterworth : NAL Information File] by Jon Butterworth( )

in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The seven ages of science( Recording )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Radio documentary presented by Lisa Jardine who traces the evolution of scientific endeavour in Britain over the last four centuries. The episode begins with a recap of previous programmes in the series and how their themes have led to today's science. Physicist, Athene Donald, talks about public funding in academic science but feels that science is still not necessarily part of society. Others, such as computer scientist, Wendy Hall, think that this is beginning to change. Lisa Jardine asks various scientists what they think is driving science in the 21st century. Physics professor, Jon Butterworth, who has worked at CERN, suggests scientists are becoming more aware that they are working within society. Scientist, John Krebs, tackles problems defined by society, such as ecology, and talks about fashions in science. Physicist, Jocelyn Bell Burnell, wonders where authority in science lies - whether it's in the data, with the funder, the publisher of research, or a scientist's peer group. CERN is seen as a good example of the way various unique geo-political aspects came together to build a European nuclear physics laboratory. Jon Butterworth, then Lisa Jardine, speak about this and the research it has led to. President of the Royal Society, Paul Nurse, suggests these circumstances were at their peak during the Cold War years but that now science is more wide ranging and funded differently. Athene Donald continues this, and talks about science funding and research. Paul Nurse mentions that whilst there is still government support, industry supports science less. He considers that industrial leaders of the past were more connected to scientific endeavour and its uses than those today. Athene Donald feels there is a lack of vision in industry and finance, because funders often want guaranteed returns and short-term profits. However, Lisa Jardine points out improvements in sectors such as the biomedical sciences with charities often contributing significantly. The Wellcome Trust is mentioned along with its annual medical research budget of around £600 million a year, and how the philanthropic funding of biomedicine can help to create diversity in funding. She considers the Human Genome Project (funded by the Wellcome Trust) to be a good example of publicly funded research and mentions the race between the publicly funded laboratories here in Britain, and privately funded ones in America, to map the human genome. Both scientists involved, Jon Sulster and Craig Venter each defended their visions of science - for the public good, and for private profit. Paul Nurse suggests the essence of the age of now is big data and information which can be analysed. Wendy Hall talks about how computing has changed science through data storage and analysis. John Krebs considers crowd-sourcing in ecology and Athene Donald talks about 'citizen science' and the public enthusiasm for astronomy. Wendy Hall talks further about the impact of personal computing. The programme ends with a discussion on the increasing popularity of science and the desire for big questions to be resolved
Atom land : a guided tour through the strange (and impossibly small) world of particle physics by Jon Butterworth( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"This book brings the impossibly small world of particle physics to life, taking readers on a guided journey through the subatomic world. With maps to help "guide" the reader through "Atom Land" along the way, as they learn about "electron ports," "boson continents," "hadron islands," and more"--
A Map of the Invisible : Journeys into Particle Physics by Jon Butterworth( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Random House presents the audiobook edition of A Map of the Invisible by Jon Butterworth, read by Wayne Forester.'A magnificent, compelling and insightful voyage to the frontier of knowledge from a great writer with a deep understanding.' Brian CoxWhat 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 explore the fundamental constituents of matter, and the forces that govern their behaviour. The result, so far, is 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.A Map of the Invisible is an explorer's guide to the Standard Model and the extraordinary realms of particle physics. After shrinking us down to the size of a sub-atomic 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.Beautifully illustrated, with gradually evolving maps offering an inventive visual glossary as the journey progresses, A Map of the Invisible provides an essential introduction to our world, and to particle physics. It is a landmark work of non-fiction by one of the great scientists and science writers of today
 
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