The journal “Nature” reviews “From the Great Wall to the Great Collider”

From the Great Wall to the Great Collider is among the titles included under this week’s “Books and Arts/Books in brief” column published in Nature: 528, 191 (December 10,cover-large 2015) under: “Barbara Kiser reviews five of the week’s best science picks.

The full review: From the Great Wall to the Great Collider: China and the Quest to Uncover the Inner Workings of the Universe

Steve Nadis and Shing-Tung Yau International Press of Boston (2015)

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at Europe’s particle-physics lab, CERN, has witnessed game-changing discoveries, not least the Higgs boson in 2012. Now, rival ideas for successors are evolving (see Nature 511, 394–395; 2014). In this forcefully argued history-cum-manifesto, physicist Shing-Tung Yau and writer Steve Nadis make the case for a “Great Collider” 100 kilometres in circumference to be built in China — an engineering marvel on a par with the Great Wall, but designed to lure hordes in for “rousing research collaboration.”


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