Particle Fever @ University of Sydney

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.

Join us as CoEPP presents a free screening of Particle Fever, with a special introduction by Associate Professor Kevin Varvell, Sydney Node Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Particle Physics (CoEPP). as part of National Science Week.

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?
6pm        pre-event refreshments
6.30pm   introduction and film screening
8.30pm   audience Q & A
8.45pm   close


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Thu, 20 Aug 2015
6.00 PM

Eastern Avenue Auditorium
Eastern Avenue
The University of Sydney