E-book "From Here to the Big Bang"

Since almost twenty years primary and junior high schools have been visiting the Frascati National Laboratories (LNF) of the Italian National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN), welcomed by willing searchers who accompany them to explore the experimental areas.
From Here to the Big Bang arose from a lecture given on the platform in front of the KLOE experiment during the 2007 European Researchers’ Night. The challenge was to write a book that would explain “hard science” to children trying to satisfy, at least in part, the curiosity they express in a thousand questions: “But how can scientists see what you can’t see?” or “how did scientists dream up the idea of the Big Bang?” And again, “But what’s the point of all this research?”

The curiosity of children about the phenomena that surround us is for all of us a source of constant inspiration and commitment to improve, with the secret hope that one of them, as an adult, wants to continue studying the fascinating secrets that nature hides.

Pierluigi Campana, Director of the Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati

Free download in Italian, English and French.