Particle  Fever

The Dairy Arts Center Boulder, CO


Dr. Uriel Nauenberg

Professor of Physics, University of Colorado; Winner of the Hazel Barnes Prize

Particle Fever— The Significance of Higgs Boson and How it is Detected

Dr. Uriel Nauenberg discussed the significance of Higgs boson and how it is detected.

The Dairy Arts Center Boulder, CO

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. Uriel Nauenberg is a professor of physics at the University of Colorado. He received the university‚Äôs highest recognition for teaching and research, the Hazel Barnes Prize, for his work in high-energy physics.