Particle Fever

Opens May 9, 2014
Prof. Angela Speck, Director of Astronomy at MU hosts a Q&A following a sneak preview screening May 7 at 6pm

You could hear the cry go out last October when two physicists were given the Nobel Prize for discovering the Higgs boson: "Would someone please explain?!" Fortunately, physicist-turned-filmmaker Mark Levinson had trained his cameras on the Large Hadron Collider since its opening, awaiting this moment. The LHC is the largest science experiment in history: a 17-mile-long tunnel on the French-Swiss border with immense data collection systems, designed and operated with 10,000 scientists and engineers from 150 countries, in hopes of replicating the instant after the Big Bang in order to see what we can learn about the atom — and life itself.

"Particle Fever is that rare, exhilarating science doc that's neither dumbed down nor drabbed up." (Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York)


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