As reviewed in the Independent and the Times Higher Education Supplement

Read an EXTRA "lost" chapter in the CERN Courier

A FREE popular science novel

A younger researcher, Andreas Born, is found dead at the particle physics institute where he works. A policewoman is assigned the job of penetrating the intellectually charged atmosphere his colleagues work in. She is forced to unravel the mysterious world of subatomic particles to understand the dead man's motivations.

Meanwhile, Carl, one of Andreas' collaborators embarks on an exploration of Andreas' murky life outside physics including sex, drug dealing and bizarre alchemical experiments. Carl is followed by a mysterious stranger and must fight to preserve both his life and the relationship with his girlfriend.

Learn about the frontier of particle physics within a fast paced crime adventure.

Download the full book as a pdf file: HERE

(Or click on the cover above to find it chapter by chapter)

From the author: Welcome to The Newtonian Legacy - a particle physics outreach project from the University of Southampton, School of Physics and Astronomy. This is a novel aimed at readers of fiction with a strong science interest and at least some science background - somewhat of a neglected market! I hope you enjoy the book - if you have questions about the issues raised please e-mail me ( and contribute to the FAQ - Nick Evans

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