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Science in the Movies Night: "The Atom Smashers"


Saturday, October 24, 2009

7:00pm - 9:30pm

Old Barn Community Centre

6308 Thunderbird Blvd.

Admission: Free

In celebration of National Science and Technology Week 2009, TRIUMF, in partnership with the Old Barn Community Centre, is proud to present a Science in the Movies Night, featuring The Atom Smashers, a documentary-style film that chronicles the search for the Higgs-boson: a yet-undiscovered subatomic particle that could explain how matter - and therefore, life - can exist.

Part science, part international competition, and part human drama, The Atom Smashers watches its captivating characters in and out of the laboratory as they race along the intersections of politics, culture, and the possibility of the discovery of a lifetime.

The screening will be followed by a discussion and question and answer period with particle physicists from UBC and TRIUMF.

For more information on this event, please contact Meghan Magee at 604.222.1047.

Click here for more information on The Atom Smashers.