Jon Butterworth

Jon Butterworth, author of Most Wanted Particle, is one of the leading physicists on the Large Hadron Collider and is head of Physics and Astronomy at University College London. He writes the popular Life and Physics blog for the Guardian and has written articles for a range of publications including the Guardian and New Scientist. He divides his time between London and Geneva, Switzerland.



Most Wanted Particle
The Inside Story of the Hunt for the Higgs, the Heart of the Future of Physics
by Jon Butterworth
Hardcover | $24.95

The discovery of the Higgs boson has brought us a giant step closer to understanding how our universe works. But before the Higgs was found, its existence was hotly debated. Even Peter Higgs, who first pictured it, did not expect … Continue reading

Most Wanted Particle
The Inside Story of the Hunt for the Higgs, the Heart of the Future of Physics
by Jon Butterworth Jon Butterworth
Paperback | $15.95

Particle physics as we know it depends on the Higgs boson: It’s the missing link between the birth of our universe—as a sea of tiny, massless particles—and the tangible world we live in today. But for more than 50 years, … Continue reading

Atom Land
A Guided Tour Through the Strange (and Impossibly Small) World of Particle Physics
by Jon Butterworth Jon Butterworth Jon Butterworth
Paperback | $19.95

For fans of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics and Astrophysics for People in a Hurry: a richly conjured world, in map and metaphor, of particle physics Atom Land brings the impossibly small world of particle physics to life, taking readers … Continue reading