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Infinity’s Edge
by Fred Guterl


Section 1: The Very Small

1.1   The Higgs at Last
        by Michael Riordan, Guido Tonelli and Sau Lan Wu

1.2   The Inner Life of Quarks
        by Don Lincoln

1.3   The Ghostly Beacons of New Physics
        by Martin Hirsch, Heinrich Päs and Werner Porod

1.4   Loops, Trees and the Search for New Physics
        by Zvi Bern, Lance J. Dixon and David A. Kosower


Section 2: The Very Big

2.1   Origin of the Universe
        by Michael S. Turner

2.2   Super Supernovae
        by Avishay Gal-Yam

2.3   The Dark Side of the Milky Way
        by Leo Blitz

2.4   Does Dark Energy Really Exist?
        by Timothy Clifton and Pedro G. Ferreira


Section 3: The Very Dense

3.1   Portrait of a Black Hole
        by Avery E. Broderick and Abraham Loeb

3.2   Naked Singularities
        by Pankaj S. Joshi

3.3   Black Stars, Not Holes
        by Carlos Barceló, Stefano Liberati, Sebastiano Sonego and Matt Visser


Section 4: In Theory

4.1   The (Elusive) Theory of Everything
        by Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow

4.2   A Quantum Threat to Special Relativity
        by David Z Albert and Rivka Galchen

4.3   Beyond the Quantum Horizon
        by David Deutsch and Artur Ekert

4.4   Bad Boy of Physics
        by Peter Byrne

4.5   Signature Analysis
        by the Editors

Ultimate Physics: From Quarks to the Cosmos

The fundamental outlines of the physical world, from its tiniest particles to massive galaxy clusters, have been apparent for decades. Does this mean physicists are about to tie it all up into a neat package? Not at all. Just when you think you’re figuring it out, the universe begins to look its strangest, and this eBook, Ultimate Physics: From Quarks to the Cosmos*, illustrates clearly how answers often lead to more questions and open up new paths to insight. 

*Editor's Note: Special Edition was published as Extreme Physics. The eBook adaptation contains all of the articles, but some of the artwork has been removed to optimize viewing on tablet devices. 

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