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Four cinema and discussion evenings to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the discovery of the Higgs boson

Screenings of the film Particle Fever in local cinemas and theatres will be followed by discussions with scientists about the present and future of research at CERN

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(Image: CERN)

On 4 July 2012, CERN announced one of the greatest scientific discoveries of the 21st century: the ATLAS and CMS experiments had finally found evidence of the existence of the elementary particle that had been more sought after than any other since the 1960s, the Higgs boson. Following the discovery, Peter Higgs and François Englert received the Nobel Prize in Physics.

Now, CERN is celebrating the tenth anniversary of the discovery by organising, together with the local communes, a series of cinema and discussion evenings entitled Particle Fever continues ... the Higgs boson was just the beginning.

Particle Fever, a documentary by Mark Levinson, is an intimate portrait of six brilliant scientists seeking to unravel the mysteries of the universe in the run-up to the discovery of the Higgs boson. Each screening will be followed by a discussion with a group of CERN scientists, who will answer the audience’s questions. How has the Higgs boson changed our understanding of the universe? What questions remain unanswered? What is the future of research at CERN? If these are questions you’re eager to hear answered, come along for an enjoyable evening of lively debate! 

Three events will take place in June, in Meyrin, Saint-Genis-Pouilly and Saint-Julien-en-Genevois. The highlight of the public celebrations will be an evening event at CERN’s Globe of Science and Innovation at 5.00 p.m. on Sunday, 3 July, which will round off the 11th CineGlobe science film festival.

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To sign up and find out more, see voisins.cern

Meyrin | Salle des Vergers: Wednesday, 1 June – 8.00 p.m. (in French)

Saint-Genis-Pouilly | Théâtre le Bordeau: Saturday, 11 June – 8.00 p.m. (in French)

Saint-Julien-en-Genevois | Ciné Rouge & Noir: Thursday, 23 June – 8.00 p.m. (in French)

CERN | Globe of Science and Innovation: Sunday, 3 July – 5.00 p.m. (in English)