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STEM Ed Announcement: Particle Fever Film and Panel



This is a UMass Amherst program.
 Contact information is below.
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 PARTICLE FEVER 
 
 Part of Amherst Cinemas Science On Screen Film Series
 
 With panel discussion by UMASS physicists involved in the Large
 Hadron Collider project
 
 *** Physics Nobel Laureate Sheldon Glashow will also be a panelist
  
 Wednesday, October 1 at 7pm
 
 
 ~ Landmark films with lively introductions by renowned scientists ~
 
 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.  As they seek
 to unravel the mysteries of the universe, 10,000 scientists from over
 100 countries join forces in pursuit of a single goal: to recreate
 conditions that existed just moments after the Big Bang and find the
 Higgs boson particle, a key component to explain the origin of all
 matter. 
 
 On Wednesday October 1 at 7pm, Amherst Cinema screens Particle Fever
 as part of  the ongoing Science on Screen series. 
 
 
 Tickets at the Amherst Cinema box office, or online
 www.amherstcinema.org.   Regular admission.  
 
 Three University of Massachusetts physicists, Carlo Dallipiccola,
 Stephane Willocq, and Ben Brau join us to give expert insight into
 the question: What can the Large Hadron Collider and the Higgs boson
 tell us about the universe?
 
 Carlo Dallapiccola is a Professor of Physics at the University of
 Massachusetts, Amherst, and member of the ATLAS collaboration at the
 Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland.  
 
 Stephane Willocq is a Professor of Physics at the University of
 Massachusetts, Amherst. His research interests are in the area of
 searches for new phenomena at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in
 Geneva, Switzerland. He has been a member of the ATLAS experiment for
 the past ten years and is currently convening the ATLAS Exotics
 Physics Group. 
 
 Ben Brau is an Assistant Professor of Physics at the University of
 Massachusetts, Amherst, and is a member of the ATLAS collaboration at
 the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland.  His
 research focuses on precision measurements of known phenomena, and a
 search for the possible existence of a hidden sector of particles
 which could lead to an explanation of dark matter. 
 
 Director Mark Levinson (2013)  99 mins.  NR.
   
 For more information on film, panelists, and to view a trailer:
 http://amherstcinema.org/films-and-events/particle-fever
 
  
 
 Amherst Cinemas SCIENCE ON SCREEN series pairs current, cult and
 documentary film with lively introductions by experts in science,
 medicine and technology, offering opportunities to explore and think
 about science in new ways.  
 
  
 
 Science on Screen is an initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre
 with major support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
 
  
 
  

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