There are like, tiny things in the universe. Things which we cannot see with the naked eye, like bacteria and Kervyn’s remaining hair that isn’t grey. To see such massive things, we need to build even bigger bits of machine, which is weird when you think about it. And one of the biggest science machines built in recent times, has to be the Large Hadron Collider.
And the construction of that gigantic steel donut is a story worth telling, as the trailer for Particle Fever will explain to you.
Director Mark Levinson makes his documentary directorial debut with the film he’s been developing since 2006. His crew filmed for four years at the LHC, and then he spent another year working with Oscar-winning editor Walter Murch (“Apocalypse Now”) to cut it down to feature length. Levinson was particularly suited to tell the story, though, because before he embarked on a career in filmmaking he earned a doctorate in particle physics from the University of California at Berkeley.
The LHC is pretty damn massive. 17 miles of science and techno thingamajigs that houses the work of 10 000 scientists from around the world. It’s pure techno porn, so I’m kinda excited that this will be out soon. Particle Fever is directed by Mark Levinson, and is out March 5. If it doesn’t create a black hole that dooms us all, that is.
Last Updated: January 22, 2014