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Particle Fever



I describe the analysis of the Standard Model of particle physics that has led a generation to believe that there is (accessible) physics beyond it. I also introduce the idea of the multiverse that has shaken that belief. Then I present the impact data from the Large Hadron Collider has had, and will have, on both. I will then argue that the natural response to such a situation in physics is to make a feature-length documentary film for the general public with this setup generating the narrative. Well… that's what I decided to do anyway. This talk is a blend of the physics that has led to a revolution, and the components required to capture it on film. The film-making team, including Oscar-winning editor Walter Murch, has world-premiered the movie at the Sheffield DocFest and will release it in theaters next spring. The movie is Particle Fever.

Particle Fever


Higgs Centre Seminar Room, JCMB (Find us on campus maps)
The Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics
School of Physics and Astronomy
James Clerk Maxwell Building, 4305
Peter Guthrie Tait Road