January 26, 2014 | 4
“Imagine being able to watch as Edison turned on the first light bulb, or as Franklin received his first jolt of electricity.” -Particle Fever: With One Switch, Everything Changes.
A few months back a new movie, an important one in the field of science, and a delight to particle physicists everywhere, debuted at the New York Film Festival. SciAm’s own Clara Moskowitz even shared her experience of attending the preview. And soon you’ll be able to experience it for yourself as it will debut in select theaters March 5. Take a look at their trailer:
From their youtube channel description:
“For the first time, a film gives audiences a front row seat to a significant and inspiring scientific breakthrough as it happens. 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?
Directed by Mark Levinson, a physicist turned filmmaker, and masterfully edited by Walter Murch (Apocalypse Now, The English Patient), Particle Fever is a celebration of discovery, revealing the very human stories behind this epic machine.”
I’m excited for it’s wider release! If you can’t make one of the theaters listed on their website, there is also the option to purchase it for streaming online.