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Two Public Events in May Will Showcase Nuclear Physics

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On Wednesday, May 14, Naro Expanded Cinema in Norfolk's Ghent business district will feature a 7:15 p.m. showing of the documentary "Particle Fever," which is about the search for - and believed discovery in 2012 of - the Higgs boson, the so-called "God particle," at the Large Hadron Collider in Europe. Three nuclear physics researchers affiliated with ODU and the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility in Newport News will speak and answer questions at the conclusion of the film.

On Saturday, May 17, Jefferson Lab will hold one of its popular daylong open houses. These extraordinary events, held only once every two years, allow visitors an up-close look at the facility, which includes a mile-long accelerator that speeds electrons along at close to the speed of light. ODU researchers will have key roles in presenting programs and exhibits that will be part of the open house.