Particle Fever @Monash

Particle Fever Trailer

Particle Fever follows the inside story of six brilliant scientists seeking to unravel the mysteries of the universe, documenting the successes and setbacks in the planet’s most significant and inspiring scientific breakthrough.

Join us as CoEPP presents a free screening of Particle Fever, with a special introduction by Associate Professor Peter Skands, as part of National Science Week. A/Prof Skands has recently joined Monash from CERN, home of the Large Hadron Collider, and is an ARC Future Fellow. He is one of the world’s leading experts on the intricate quantum physics that governs high-energy particle collisions.

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?

Following the movie, a panel of particle physics experts will answer audience questions.

Fri, 21 Aug 2015
6.00 PM

Campus Cinema
21 Chancellors Walk
Monash University, VIC 3800