"Particle Fever" screens in Ramsey Auditorium – Friday

On Friday, June 20, the Fermilab Lecture Series presents “Particle Fever,” the documentary on the hunt for the Higgs. It screens at 7 p.m. in Ramsey Auditorium. A Q&A session with ATLAS and CMS scientists will follow.

Tickets are $7. Advance tickets are available online. (Those who would like to dine at Chez Leon prior to the screening should note that dinner starts at 5:30 p.m.)

"Particle Fever" gives audiences a front-row seat to a significant and inspiring scientific breakthrough as it happens. The film follows six 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, pushing the edge of human innovation.

Directed by Mark Levinson, a physicist turned filmmaker, "Particle Fever" is a celebration of discovery, revealing the very human stories behind this epic machine.

For a sneak peek, view the 2-minute trailer.