Author(s): Frank Close


Neutrinos are as near to nothing as anything we know, and so elusive that they are almost invisible. Frank Close tells the story of the neutrino, explaining their growing significance, and looking at how neutrino astronomy is at the threshold of enabling us to look into distant galaxies and to finding echoes of the Big Bang.


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"A skilled physicist, Mr. Close tells this story with verve and precision. His writing is admirably clear and eminently accessible.In a short compass, Mr. Close gives the reader a solid account of both the scientists involved and their crucial findings."
Wall Street Journal

"A cracking detective story...a highly-recommended book."
Science File


1. A desperate remedy; 2. Seeing the invisible; 3. Winning the lottery; 4. Is the Sun still shining?; 5. How many Solar neutrinos?; 6. Underground science; 7. One, two, three; 8. More missing neutrinos; 9. 'I feel like I'm dancing I'm so happy'; 10. Extragalactic neutrinos; 11. Reprise

General Fields

  • : 9780199695997
  • : Oxford University Press
  • : Oxford University Press
  • : January 2012
  • : 196mm X 129mm X 14mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : April 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Frank Close
  • : Paperback
  • : 539.7215
  • : 192
  • : 11 black and white illustrations