Science Movie Night: The Hunt for Higgs

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 7:00pm
The City Library - 210 East 400 South, Salt Lake City, Utah

Scientists at CERN -- the European Organization for Nuclear Research -- announced a major scientific breakthrough in July 2012 – the discovery of a particle that appears to be the long-sought Higgs boson.  

In The Hunt For Higgs, the BBC goes behind the scenes with scientists at CERN to follow the search for the Higgs boson.  The film also illuminates the role of the Higgs in the Standard Model of particle physics and the grand quest to understand how the universe works.

Join us after the film for a discussion about this tantalizing discovery and what it means for the future of physics with Assistant Professor Pearl Sandick of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Utah.


Directed by Gaby Hornsby

Run time: 60 minutes

This Film in Not Rated

Science Movie Night is presented by the Natural History Museum of Utah in partnership with the Utah Film Center. We thank the Salt Lake City Public Library, our presenting sponsor.

This event is free and open to the public.