On our opening night join scientists from the UCD School of Physics to celebrate 60 years of CERN with a screening of the multi-award-winning feature documentary PARTICLE FEVER. The documentary follows six brilliant scientists during the launch of the Large Hadron Collider, marking the start-up 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.
The event will be introduced by Martin Grunewald, Professor of Experimental Physics at UCD. Panel Discussion with Prof Ronan McNulty, UCD School of Physics, Dr Dermot Moran, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Dr James Keaveney, Marie-Curie fellow at Vrije Universiteit Brussels moderated by Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin, Broadcaster & Lecturer at School of Mathematical Sciences, University College Dublin.
BIG BANG, PARTICLES, NANO MATERIALS
& SENSOR TECHNOLOGY
The Smashing Science programme is co-presented by Insight, AMBER, UCD Science Expression and Happenings who come together to host a series of films, discussions and interactions with scientists across the fields of materials science, sports analytics and physics. On our opening night join the UCD School of Physics for a unique opportunity to meet the Irish collaborators working with CERN at an event to mark its 60th anniversary celebrations - CERN60.
Come and join us in the CHQ Building for fun fact packed evenings of film, discussion and exploration. Each event kicks off with an inspiring short film to introduce the theme of the night and warm up the audience for the dynamic post screening panel and audience discussion with leading scientists and thinkers.
Happenings run pop-up cultural events around Dublin to bring people together in public spaces through inspirational events, at a low cost to us all and our environment.