Particle  Fever

SIFF Cinema Uptown Seattle, WA


Dr. Anna Goussiou

Physics Professor, University of Washington

Particle Fever— The Search for the Higgs Boson

Dr. Anna Goussiou discussed her research, which has focused on the search for the Higgs boson. 

SIFF Cinema Uptown Seattle, WA

Film Synopsis

As the Large Hadron Collider is about to be launched for the first time, physicists are on the cusp of the greatest scientific discovery of all time—or perhaps their greatest failure.

Particle Fever follows six brilliant scientists during the launch of the Large Hadron Collider, marking the start of the biggest and most expensive experiment in the history of the planet, pushing the edge of human innovation. As they seek to unravel the mysteries of the universe, 10,000 scientists from over 100 countries joined forces in pursuit of a single goal: to recreate conditions that existed just moments after the Big Bang and find the Higgs boson, potentially explaining the origin of all matter. But our heroes confront an even bigger challenge: have we reached our limit in understanding why we exist?

About the Speaker

Dr. Anna Goussiou is a physics professor at the University of Washington whose research has focused on the search for the Higgs boson.