The God Particle

The Discovery and Modeling of the Ultimate Prime Particle

by Ted Jaeckel


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Dubbed the "God particle" by Nobel Prize-winning physicist Leon Lederman, the Higgs boson is a hypothetical particle which, like divinity, is all pervading but undetectable. Scientists around the world race to find this clandestine particle. This book is about a different quest to find a different particle. This too is all-pervasive and totally clandestine. By revisiting the key experiments of the past, those that have shaped physics as we know it today, and re-assessing them in the light of a new theory based on a prime particle, we confirm the existence of the elusive God Particle. Itís a particle belonging to an as yet undreamed of class of matter, many orders of magnitude smaller than anything we have even imagined. The theory based on this particle ultimately leads to an overarching but simple proposition that all of the phenomena of nature can be described in terms of one particle, one force and one law.

About the Author

Ted Jaeckel lives in Pretoria, South Africa. He has a degree in engineering and has studied physics independently for 30 years. When asked about his formal education, he states, "I have not had the benefit (handicap?) of a formal physics training and therefore have no scientific reputation to put at stake by publishing this book. I have been free to think 'out of the box' and the outcomes, right or wrong, make for a novel and interesting slant on our understanding of physics." The God Particle is his first published book.