Particle Fever is a new documentary that follows the scientists who worked with CERN’s Large Hadron Collider for four years until July 4, 2012, when they announced the discovery of the long-theorized Higgs boson, or “God particle.” Josh Modell explains what was at stake for the scientists depicted: After years and years of meticulous planning […]
(Photo: tecking) PhilosophyOfTheWorld poses one of the most original questions I've ever seen on AskReddit. SockPuppetDinosaur answers with the Large Hadron Collider on the French-Swiss border: The first time we collided two atoms in the LHC. Show More Summary
In terms of understanding the very nature of our world, it's hard to overestimate the significance of the Large Hadron Collider, and a new documentary makes a very convincing case.
The Large Hadron Collider, and the experiments conducted there, aren't the easiest things to understand. The new documentary Particle Fever aims to demystify them and turn them into a rich drama.
Particle Fever, a documentary that follows scientists involved in research at the Large Hadron Collider, opens this week in select theaters across the United States. Wish you could have witnessed the euphoria and excitement ripplingShow More Summary
The LHC and the people who run it, from construction to the Higgs discovery.
Particle Fever is a documentary film directed by physicist/filmmaker Mark Levinson and written by both Levinson and David Kaplan that follows six scientists during the launch of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) built by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) to test particle physics theories. Show More Summary
I recently visited the CERN research facility in Geneva, where a number of faculty members from the University of Warwick work. There, four great experiments spaced around the almost 17-mile ring of the Large Hadron Collider are being put to work on questions like what happened after the Big Bang. Show More Summary
The Higgs boson machine -- CERN's Large Hadron Collider -- is barely five years old, and yet the international group of physicists is already planning its successor. Dubbed the Very Large Hadron Collider (points for creativity), theShow More Summary
The Large Hadron Collider has only been in "full swing" for three years, notes a leading CERN physicist—but since planning for it began in 1983, it's already time to start thinking about what's next. In the case of the European particle physics organization, that means considering an even bigger...
Peter Mettler's cinematic meditation on the nature of time, The End of Time, begins with a look at the extremely small (the CERN Large Hadron Collider smashing protons at high speeds) and ends with a look at the extremely large (the telescopes in Chile's Atacama Desert penetrating the universe and the deepest parts of time). Show More Summary
Not content with the 27-kilometre-round Large Hadron Collider, researchers at CERN have their sights set on a new beast of a particle collider that could have a circumference of 80 to 100 kilometres. The nuclear research organisation...Show More Summary
The Large Hadron Collider certainly lives up to its name: the underground behemoth is nearly 17 miles in circumference. Oh, and it also helped scientists discover the Higgs Boson, no big deal. But those crazy scientists always want more,...Show More Summary
A pair of scientists who have been at CERN since almost the very beginning still often find themselves in the laboratory's cafeteria, arguing physics. CERN laboratory, home of the Large Hadron Collider, will celebrate 60 years of pioneering...Show More Summary
During the shutdown of CERN’s accelerator complex, scientists who need to test parts for experiments at the Large Hadron Collider are taking advantage of another accelerator across the pond. Experiments at the Large Hadron Collider put up with a lot. Show More Summary
If you're interested in science at all, then you've likely heard of the Large Hadron Collider, an enormous particle accelerator that allows physicists to test the predictions of different theories of particle physics and high-energyShow More Summary
Particle Fever follows the giant launch of the Large Hadron Collider, the massive machine with a 17-mile circumference that's home to some 10,000 scientists. This documentary follows six researchers and their journey to unravel the secrets of the universe — check out the first trailer here. Read more...
Girl Sweat From: Teesside, England Heavy Snow from one man shape shifting drugged out noisenik Girl Sweat sounds like the The Fall & The Cramps meeting in the Large Hadron Collider to produce a Christmas song. It's another intriguing...Show More Summary
How much do you really know about dark matter? Not long after physicists on experiments at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN laboratory discovered the Higgs boson, CERN Director-General Rolf Heuer was asked, “What’s next?” One of the top priorities he named: figuring out dark matter.
Visitors to London’s Science Museum can now take a simulated tour of CERN and the Large Hadron Collider. The largest scientific experiment ever constructed has claimed some new territory—about 8600 square feet in South Kensington, London. The...Show More Summary