Monday, July 16, 2012

Higgs Boson Discovery Explained with "The Atom Smashers"

The excitement and public outreach regarding the apparent Higgs discovery continue.

The Illinois Science Council will present a public seminar on this discovery at the Century theater in Chicago's north side.

Join us for the screening of a compelling film, The Atom Smashers. (“One of the best science documentaries!” - Bill Kurtis) This film clearly explains the science behind this discovery and the roller-coaster nature of the search at Fermilab. It beautifully conveys the dedication and conviction of scientists pursuing it. The film will be followed by a panel discussion featuring physicists from Fermi and Argonne National Laboratories (right here in Chicago's backyard) who have been, and continue to be, personally involved in the experiments conducted for the Higgs particle.
Monday, July 16, 2012
6:30 - 8:30pm
Hosted at Landmark Century Cinema
2828 N. Clark St. (at Diversey)
Chicago, IL 60657

Tickets are $10 in advance, and $15 at the door.

So if you're in the neighborhood, here's your chance to not only hear from the physicists involved or familiar with this, but also to ask questions.

BTW, I salute any organization that try to present important events in science such as this to the public. It is about time things like this are done often, and I only wish that it could be done a lot more.


1 comment:

x said...

Thank you for this post. I cannot wait until tonight