Imagine being able to watch as Edison turned on the first light bulb,
or as Franklin received his first jolt of electricity.
CoEPP will hold free screenings of Particle Fever in Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne during National Science Week.
Each screening will include a special introduction by key particle physics researchers and give the audience the opportunity to ask questions about the physics behind the world's largest experiment.
On July 4, 2012 the world watched as the outcome of the biggest and most expensive experiment in the history of physics was revealed. Meanwhile behind the scenes, an entire generation of physicists faced the defining moment of their careers; an announcement about the elusive Higgs boson that would change the way we understood our universe. This announcement was made via videolink between CERN in Geneva, and Melbourne, where the premier particle physics conference ICHEP was being held.
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?
Screenings will be held in the Universities of Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne and Monash between 15-23 August. Details and registration links below:
5:30pm, 18 August 2015, University of Adelaide: with introduction by Dr Paul Jackson. Register here
6:30pm, 19 August 2015, University of Melbourne: with introduction by Professor Ray Volkas. Register here
6:00pm, 20 August 2015, University of Sydney: with introduction by A/Prof Kevin Varvell. Register here
6:00pm, 21 August 2015, Monash University: with introduction by A/Prof Peter Skands. Register here