Film and Documentary Screenings

Screening of Particle Fever
7:30pm, Weds, Oct 1, Spooner Hall

For the first time, a film gives audiences a front row seat to a significant and inspiring scientific breakthrough as it happens. Particle Fever follows six brilliant scientists during the launch of the Large Hadron Collider, marking the start-up of the biggest and most expensive experiment in the history of the planet, pushing the edge of human innovation.

As they seek to unravel the mysteries of the universe, 10,000 scientists from over 100 countries joined forces in pursuit of a single goal: to recreate conditions that existed just moments after the Big Bang and find the Higgs boson, potentially explaining the origin of all matter. But our heroes confront an even bigger challenge: have we reached our limit in understanding why we exist?

Members of KU’s particle physics research group will provide a brief introduction to the film and be available for informal discussion after the film.

Sponsored by Honors and Physics Dept.

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