May 6, 2014
WHEN: 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 18, 2014
WHERE: Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave, Huntington, NY 11743
DETAILS: Tickets are $10 for Cinema Arts Centre members and $15 for the general public. All tickets include a post-screening reception where the panel scientists will join the audience for casual conversation over wine and cheese.
EVENT: Particle Fever gives audiences a behind-the-scenes view of scientists working to discover the origin and makeup of matter in the universe at the world's largest and most powerful particle collider at CERN in Switzerland.
The film follows six scientists during the launch of the Large Hadron Collider, a 17-mile ring of superconducting magnets that make up the biggest and most expensive experiment in history. This is the story of over 10,000 scientists from over 100 countries joining together to pry free the mysteries of the cosmos by recreating the conditions that existed just moments after the Big Bang and attempting to find the elusive Higgs boson, a particle key to the makeup of matter across the universe.
Directed by Mark Levinson, a physicist turned filmmaker, and masterfully edited by Walter Murch (Apocalypse Now, The English Patient), Particle Fever is a celebration of discovery, revealing the human stories behind this epic machine.
Stephen Holden of The New York Times said, "This movie about one of the greatest scientific ventures in history is a mind blower."
Scientists involved in the panel discussion:
To view the movie trailer for Particle Fever, please visit: http://www.cinemaartscentre.org/event/particle-fever
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