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The New Cosmic Onion
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THE NATURE OF THE UNIVERSE
Inward Bound. The Fly in the Cathedral
ATOMS
THE NUCLEUS
Neutrons and Protons. Radioactivity and Nuclear Fission. Beta Radioactivity and Neutrinos. Nuclear Stability and Where the Elements Came From. Neutrons: When Are They Stable and When Not?
THE FORCES OF NATURE
Gravity and Electromagnetism. Nuclear Forces
NUCLEAR PARTICLES AND THE EIGHTFOLD WAY
Pions. Strange Particles. More Hadrons. The Eightfold Way: `A Periodic Table for the Nuclear Particles'
Quarks
Quarks and the Eightfold Way Patterns. An `Atomic' Model of Hadrons. Quarks in the Proton
QUANTUM CHROMODYNAMICS: A THEORY FOR QUARKS
Colour. Colour and Quark Forces. Gluons. Quantum Chromodynamics and Electrodynamics
THE ELECTROWEAK FORCE
History. A New Form of Weak Interaction is Predicted. The Discovery of Neutral Currents. Electromagnetic and Weak Interactions Get Together. Does Electron Scattering Respect Mirror Symmetry? Bosons. Discovery of the W Boson. Conclusions
FROM CHARM TO TOP
The J/cMeson. Charmed Mesons. The J/cSignificance. Charm: A Testbed for Quantum Chromodynamics. How Many Quarks?
THE LEP ERA
Quantum Foresight
CP VIOLATION AND BETA-FACTORIES
CP Symmetry. The Strange Case of the Neutral Kaons. Beta Decays among the Generations. Matter to Antimatter. Appendix 11A: CKM and Bottom
NEUTRINOS
BEYOND THE STANDARD MODEL: GUTS, SUSY AND HIGGS
Coincidences? (Particles, Forces). Supersymmetry. Higgs Boson. Why Is 1 TeV Special?
COSMOLOGY, PARTICLE PHYSICS, AND THE BIG BANG
Dark Energy. Dark Matter. The Universe Today. Five Stages in a Cooling Universe. Light Elements and Neutrinos. Quarksynthesis and the Predominance of Matter. Exodus. Epilogue
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