Science on the Screen presents…
FILM SCREENING AND DISCUSSION
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts
Film Screening Room
915 E 60th St., Chicago, IL
Imagine being able to watch as Edison turned on the first light bulb, or as Franklin received his first jolt of electricity?
PARTICLE FEVER gives audiences a front row seat to our generation's most significant and inspiring scientific breakthrough as it happens. The film 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.
10,000 scientists from over 100 countries join 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? PARTICLE FEVER is a celebration of discovery, revealing the very human stories behind the tale of this epic experiment.
A discussion with the following speakers follows the 99 minute screening:
Nima Arkani-Hamed (who’s featured in the film)
Professor, School of Natural Sciences
Institute for Advanced Study
Physics Professor, The University of Chicago
Senior Theoretical Physicist, Fermilab
Deputy Director/Chief Research Officer, Fermilab
Rocky Kolb (Moderator)
Dean of the Division of the Physical Sciences
Arthur Holly Compton Distinguished Service Professor of Astronomy & Astrophysics, UChicago
Free and open to the public.
Science on the Screen, a film and discussion series that is free and open to the public, was created to further understanding of science, technology, math and engineering through art and dialogue with the renowned faculty of the University of Chicago and special guests.