Ghost Particles: A Global Community Opera World Premiere

7 November, 2016

Global Science Opera is the first ever opera initiative to be created, produced and performed as a global community.

Ghost Particles will premiere worldwide on November 19th 2016. This new production tells the story of the amazing zoo of particles starring Higgs Boson, Neutrinos and Photons. It will be streamed online by TV-Haugaland and will include a virtual live visit to the CMS experiment at CERN, the largest multinational particle physics lab in the world. The opera’s scientific concept was provided by Dr. Sofoklis Sotiriou (EA, Greece).

The Global Science Opera is co-organized at Stord Haugesund University College in Norway, in collaboration with a global network including RESEO, art@CMS, Global Hands on Universe and Galileo Teacher Training Program.

The opera is a flagship initiative of the European Commission’s Horizons 2020 Project CREATIONS, which develops creative approaches based on art for engaging science classrooms. It furthermore provides a research focus for the Norwegian Research Council’s project “iSCOPE“.

The opera may be viewed online on Nov. 19th, 2016 at 1:30 PM GMT. You can watch the trailer here.

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