Particle Fever @University of Adelaide

Particle Fever Trailer

Imagine being able to watch as Edison turned on the first light bulb, or as Franklin received his first jolt of electricity.

CoEPP will show a free screening of Particle Fever, with a special introduction by Dr Paul Jackson, as part of National Science Week. Dr Jackson leads the Adelaide experimental particle physics group at CoEPP. He works on experimental tests of the fundamental forces of nature and searches for new particles and phenomena at the ATLAS experiment at CERN.

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?

Directed by Mark Levinson, a physicist turned filmmaker, from the inspiration and initiative of producer David Kaplan and masterfully edited by Walter Murch (Apocalypse Now, The English Patient), Particle Fever is a celebration of discovery, revealing the very human stories behind this epic machine.

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Tue, 18 Aug 2015
5.30 PM

The University of Adelaide
The Braggs Lecture Theatre - G60.
North Terrace. Adelaide, SA 5005