Secrets of the Universe is a IMAX film that will delve into some of the greatest questions faced by today's scientists. Focusing on dark matter, parallel universes, and extra dimensions, this film will cover the "dark sector of physics" and what CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) might help us discover in relation to the (as yet undiscovered) exotic particles that may reside there.
If you aren't aware, the LHC is one of the most amazing (and important) pieces of technology ever developed. It's the device responsible for the discovery of the Higgs Boson, which was the missing piece of the Standard Model that helps to explain how certain particles (which should be massless) obtain their mass. And now, the LHC is set to explore a new frontier in physics as, thanks to recent updates, the LHC is now operating at an unprecedented energy of 13 TeV.
The Secrets of the Universe is meant to help individuals better understand the goals of the LHC and what the discoveries that it makes means for particle physics. In this respect, the film will provide an overview of the breakthrough work that is being done by the world’s leading physicists at the planet's most extraordinary research lab.
Watch: The LHC & The Dark Sector of Physics
According to Rolf Landua, the Director of Education at CERN, the significance of this project cannot be overstated: "Secrets of the Universe is a crucial project that will fascinate young people and engage the general public in one of the most profound scientific endeavors of humankind in the 21st century. The film will become a must for science teaching, since it will show how human ingenuity was able to reconstruct the cosmic evolution – from a small point to an entire Universe – by observation and experiment.”
Secrets of the Universe will be launching an Indiegogo campaign in two weeks in order to complete their film. The work is also funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), and in an effort to promote the sciences and increase interest in particle physics, the Secrets of the Universe team is sending someone to Switzerland for a VIP tour of CERN.
If you want to head to the LHC and meet some of Earth's most prominent physicists, you only need your name and email.