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Particle Fever - The Hunt for the Higgs Boson

Date:June 04, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm EDT
Location:Roone Arledge Auditorium in Lerner Hall on the Columbia University campus. 2920 Broadway (between W 114th St and W 115th Street)
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Winnie Yu by sending email to .

Come join particle physicists for a free screening of the award winning documentary "Particle Fever"!

The doors open at 6pm on Wednesday June 4 for this free public event being held at the Roone Arledge Auditorium in Lerner Hall on the Columbia University campus (2920 Broadway between W 114th St and W 115th Street). This is a public outreach event that is part of the Large Hadron Collider Physics conference being held from June 2-7 at Columbia.

Have you wondered what the Higgs Boson is all about and why were particle physicists so overjoyed to find it? This is your chance to talk to particle physicists about that, to see the award winning movie, and participate in a post screening Q&A with the the Director Mark Levinson, the stars of the movie David Kaplan, Fabiola Gianotti, Nima Arkani-Hamed and LHC scientist Jim Virdee. 

6:00pm - Doors open to the public (bring your registration confirmation to get in!)

6:00-7:00pm - Wander among physics booths and talk to real particle physicists! Get all your questions answered.

7:05-7:20pm - Pre-show warm up with physicists Don Lincoln and Steve Goldfarb (Roone Arledge Auditorium)

7:20-9:00pm - Screening of the award winning documentary "Particle Fever", a fascinating movie about the lead up to the discovery of the Higgs Boson on July 4, 2012.

9:00-9:45pm - Join the Director of Particle Fever and the stars of the movie and other experts for a post-screening Q&A.

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