Particle physics pop-up book

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Voyage to the Heart of Matter explains the Big Bang (seen in all its pop-uppy magnificence above) and the Large Hadron Collider in glorious 3-D paper cutout. If you're in the NYC area, you can learn more about the LHC in even more glorious Alan Alda-vision at a New York Academy of Sciences panel tomorrow night that will pair CERN scientists with Dr. Hawkeye Pierce. Awesomeness ensues.

Thanks, David Nemeth!

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  1. I got really excited and was going to buy this for my nephew until I looked at the product.

    If you look at the youtube video demonstration for the book you see it’s only 4 pages, and looks like very poor construction. Even in the video she has trouble getting it to stay together. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XK9fdLM8Y8

    The book is not really about particle physics it’s about the Hadron collider.

    To sum up short shoddily constructed book that’s not really about particle physics.

  2. I have this book and it was even better than expected. I wasn’t sure about the price either, buying sight unseen, but really happy I did.

    PN

  3. I reviewed this book along with Collider by Paul Halpern here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IheyWCdQEQ
    (about 4 minutes in). The book was a bit unwieldy, and requires decent concentration to get the most out of it. A child would need to be quite motivated and fascinated to appreciate it, although the image shown above is proper pop-up! It was an ambitious project for sure!

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