March 23: 'Particle Fever' Documentary Film and Q&A
Date: March 22, 2014
Times: 6 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.)
Location: Room 100, Gilbert Science Center
Ticket Info: www.cinemafalls.com; free for those with an Augie ID.
Augustana's Dr. Nathan Grau, assistant professor of physics, and Cinema Falls will host "Particle Fever," a documentary film exploring the recent discovery of the Higgs boson at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland, at 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 23, in room 100 of the Gilbert Science Center. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Tickets are available at www.cinemafalls.com. This event is free for those with an Augie ID.
Directed by Mark Levinson, a physicist-turned-filmmaker, the documentary follows a team of scientists during the launch of the Large Hadron Collider, the largest 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 more than 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," its website says of the film.
"The film provides an accurate look into the economics, the religious, and, most importantly, the human side of science," Grau said.
A short Q&A session will follow the film, led by Dr. Grau (pictured), a former member of the ATLAS experiments at the LHC during the time the film depicts.
Learn more about the Physics department at Augustana.