Particle Fever, Director Mark Levinson


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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 in understanding why we exist? Director Mark Levinson, a physicist turned filmmaker, joins us to talk about the celebration of discovery and the revealing stories behind this epic machine

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“The bracing scientific rigor and intellectual derring-do presented in “Particle Fever” are most welcome.” – Andrew O’Hehir, Salon

“The film allows for our awe. It also demonstrates that science is the most human of activities, with all that that implies.” – Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor

“A fascinating nonfiction celebration of human curiosity and endeavor, Particle Fever gives viewers a shotgun-seat to history that plays out on a very relatable plane.” – Brent Simon, Paste Magazine

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