Movie Night “Particle Fever”

We cordially invite everyone to a showing of the feature-length documentary “Particle Fever”.

Martin Aleksa, CERN-based Austrian physicist and one of the six protagonists of the movie, will be joining the event.

When: November 27, 2014, 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:45 p.m.)

Where: CineCenter Kino, Fleischmarkt 6, 1010 Wien (

The movie is a documentary produced physicist David E. Kaplan together with Academy Award winning film editor Walter Murch (The Godfather I-III, Apocalypse Now). The film accompanies 3 theorists and 3 experimentalists during the start-up of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, and tells the thrilling story of the search of the Higgs boson.


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