Not since Newton's apple has there been a physics phenomenon as deliciously appealing to the masses as Frank Close's Cosmic Onion.  Widely embraced by scientists and laypersons alike, the book quickly became an international bestseller. Translated into seven languages, it propelled the author to become a worldwide celebrity as well as an inspi

chapter 1|12 pages

The Nature of the Universe

chapter 2|18 pages


chapter 3|16 pages

The Nucleus

chapter 4|12 pages

The Forces of Nature

chapter 5|16 pages

Nuclear Particles and the Eightfold Way

chapter 6|16 pages


chapter 8|16 pages

The Electroweak Force

chapter 9|18 pages

From Charm to Top

chapter 10|8 pages

The LEP Era

chapter 11|14 pages

CP Violation and B-Factories

chapter 12|10 pages