"Particle Fever"

On July 4, 2012, hundreds of physicists gathered at CERN, the European physics research facility, and were joined by thousands more online for the announcement of a major discovery: solid evidence for a new elementary particle known as the Higgs boson (and oftentimes referred to unfortunately as "the God particle").

At the Large Hadron Collider, a 27 km. circular particle accelerator and collider that lies 300 feet underground and straddles the border of Switzerland and France, two teams of physicists working independently had both confirmed evidence of a particle first theorized in 1964 that represents one of the last fundamental building blocks in the Standard Model of particle physics, that is, our basic understanding of matter and forces.  It was the culmination of many years' work by thousands of theorists, engineers, experimental physicists, at a cost of billions of dollars, that left physicist Peter Higgs, then age 83, and the rest of the physics world dumb-struck with awe.

"Particle Fever" is a new documentary film that tells the story of this triumph of 21st century science in the human quest to understand the Universe.  You can watch the trailer on YouTube HERE and check out the website for the film HERE.

The film has its Los Angeles debut at the Nuart theater on March 7 (2 days before our next Assembly).  Time posted here is 12-2 PM because I don't have the exact hour yet.  As soon as the Nuart publishes that, I will update it here, but probably 7 PM is more likely.

March 07, 2014 at 12pm - 2pm
Nuart Theater
11272 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90067
United States
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Ian Dodd · · 3104220264
$11.00 USD · Purchase tickets

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NOTE: After RSVP, you will still need to purchase a ticket here

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  • commented 2014-03-07 09:22:27 -0800
    Sarah, probably not absolutely necessary, but for the extra dollar it assures you of a seat on opening night.
  • commented 2014-03-07 07:21:55 -0800
    Hi Ian,

    Should I be buying tickets to the 7:30 screening, tonight? Thanks!
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    The showing starts at 7:30 PM. I'll still arrive by 7 PM to meet people. I'll be wearing my green Sunday Assembly T-shirt for those who don't know me. Producer/subject David Kaplan will be in attendance for a Q&A following the film. And I'll try to scout out a nearby coffee house or pub where we can retire afterwards. Looking forward to seeing you all there.
  • commented 2014-03-03 21:52:25 -0800
    I just looked at the Nuart theater website. The film starts at 7:30 PM. Producer/subject David Kaplan will be in attendance for a Q&A following the showing. I’m going to buy my ticket online at the link below ahead of time but I’ll still be there by 7 PM to meet people. I’ll be wearing my green Sunday Assembly t_shirt for those who don’t know me yet. I’ll also try to scout out a nearby coffee house/pub where we can retire afterwards. https://tickets.landmarktheatres.com/(S(u2kiv5cu0eiehzrxh2sebw31))/Ticketing.aspx?TheatreID=209&MovieID=15323&ShowDate=3/7/2014&ScheduleID=14590
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    I just finished "The Particle at the End of the Universe", by Sean Carroll. And I was wondering when I could see this movie. Thank you, Sunday Assembly, for providing an answer.
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