After turning on the ‘beam’ in 2008 and following a year of fine tuning repairs, the LHC’s highly anticipated startup at CERN in Switzerland is November 2009. At that time, the Large Hadron Collider is scheduled to begin experiments using half of its available power and will gradually increase to full power by the winter of 2010-2011.
Meanwhile in Chicago, Fermilab’s Tevatron Collider (featured in The Matter of Everything), continues to edge determinedly closer in its pursuit of the so called “God Particle,” The Higgs Boson.
During October, screenings of The Matter of Everything, followed by Q&A with the filmmakers and Particle Physicist, Prof. Scott Menary (York U, CERN) will take place on Thursday October 22, 9pm at the Fox Theatre in the Beach, and on Sunday October 25, 4pm at the Bloor Cinema. Tickets $10 at the door. Director Enrico Lappano will accompany the soundtrack live on the cello for both screenings.