Particle  Fever

Athena Cinema Athens, OH


Dr. David Ingram

Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Ohio University

Particle Fever— The Science of the Smallest Particle

A discussion about the basic science of the “smallest” particles, as well as the scales by which energy and matter are studied at many levels by physicists.

Athena Cinema Athens, OH

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. David Ingram is a professor of physics and astronomy at Ohio University. He is a nuclear experimentalist whose research includes growing new electronic and optical materials and studying their properties. He is the past director of the John E. Edwards Accelerator Lab, which is part of the Institute for Nuclear and Particle Physics at Ohio University.