Competition Time! Win the book that explains what the ‘God Particle’ actually is.

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Every so often, physics gets sexy.

The Big Bang and black holes regularly grab the headlines, but more recently, something else has become the latest scientific superstar – the ‘God particle’. The international search for this enigmatic subatomic fleck has captured the public’s imagination unlike anything else since Albert Einstein. But ask anyone what it actually is and you’re guaranteed to get a tumbleweed moment.

Enter Nicholas Mee: particle physicist from Cambridge University. In this, his first book ‘Higgs Force: The Symettry-Breaking Force that Makes the World an Interesting Place’, Mee aims to do for the Higgs boson what Stephen Hawking did for the black hole. ‘Higgs Force’ sets to bring particle physics to the masses, just as ‘A Brief History of Time’ taught the world about space-time and black holes.

A full review of the book will be appearing in the next issue of Guru – available for free download from 2nd April 2012. We thought ‘Higgs Force’ was rather good and we awarded it a lofty four Guru Stars out of five.

It’s the sort of thing a Guru reader would love to sink their teeth into, so we’ve decided to give some copies away. There are three books up for grabs, and to be in a chance of winning one, all you need to do answer the following question:

→ “If you could travel to any point in time (past or future), when and where would you go? Why?” ←

Put your entries in the comments box below (just make sure you include your email in the box carefully – so we can get in touch if you win).

Alternatively tweet your answer to @GuruMag, post it on our Facebook page or email them to

Answers can be witty, thought provoking or just plain honest. The competition will close on midnight (GMT) of Friday 23rd March – winners will be announced in Issue Five of Guru Magazine.

Good luck!


Higgs Force is published by The Lutterworth Press and can be purchased through Amazon US / UK.

Slider image credit: NASA []

Article by Stuart Farrimond

March 14, 2012

Doctor Stu is editor of Guru Magazine. He originally trained as a medical doctor before deciding to branch out into lecturing, writing, editing and science communication. He drinks far too much coffee, eats lots of ice cream and has a bizarre love of keeping fit.
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