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Particle Fever

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Presenter Mark Levinson Category ScienceEngineering Year 2013 Watch time 01:35:00


Particle Fever is a 2013 science documentary which follows scientists working at CERN in Europe who are making groundbreaking discoveries and changing our fundamental understanding of the universe.


The film takes us back to 2008 when the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) near Geneva, Switzerland first started firing particles around its 17-mile-long tunnel at nearly the speed of light (remember when some people thought it was going to generate a black hole?).


Detector at the Large Hadron Collider

A detector at the Large Hadron Collider


As you can see from the picture above the LHC is a hugely complex machine which takes a team of people just to stay operational. Particle Fever captures catastrophes at the LHC, including a liquid hydrogen leak and of course triumphs including the discovery of the Higgs-Boson particle in 2012 which opened up a whole new vista of science.



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