Particle Fever @University of Melbourne

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 Professor Ray Volkas, as part of National Science Week and Science Festival. Ray has written many influential works on possibilities for new physics, Higgs physics and dark matter. He is Head of the School of Physics at the University of Melbourne and Director of the Melbourne node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Particle Physics at the Terascale.

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?


Wed, 19 Aug 2015
6.30 PM

Melbourne School of Design (MSD), Lecture Theatre 1, Masson Rd, The University of Melbourne, 3010