The Regal Downtown West Cinema 8 in Knoxville will be showing the documentary Particle Fever beginning Friday, April 18. UT Physics Professors George Siopsis and Stefan Spanier will host a Q&A session after the 7:20 p.m. showing on opening night (4/18).
From the film announcement: “This 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. 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?”
Several UT physics faculty and students have worked at the LHC, and Dr. Spanier’s group built detectors that were part of the Hunt for the Higgs boson.
See movie times for Regal Downtown West here.
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