Past Meetup

Skeptic Movie Night: Particle Fever

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Humanist House

1180 Coleman Ave. · San Jose, CA

How to find us

Heading north on Coleman, turn right and park in back, or on Aviation Ave., behind the property. Or take the 22 or 522 buses on El Camino to the Santa Clara Caltrain station; take the 10 bus east to Coleman at Brokaw, cross Coleman and walk south.

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Details

Let's meet up and watch skeptical themed movies!

This month, "Particle Fever".

IMDB Summary:

Imagine being able to watch as Edison turned on the first light bulb, or as Franklin received his first jolt of electricity.

For the first time, a film gives audiences a front row seat to our generation's most significant and inspiring scientific breakthrough as it happens. Particle Fever 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. But our heroes confront an even bigger challenge: have we reached our limit to understand why we exist? Directed by Mark Levinson, a physicist turned filmmaker, and masterfully edited by Walter Murch (Apocalypse Now, The English Patient), Particle Fever is a celebration of discovery, revealing the very human stories behind this epic machine.

Co-sponsored by the Humanist Community in Silicon Valley, and the Silicon Valley Skeptics (see http://www.meetup.com/SVSkeptics/).

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