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|Thu, Apr. 10th @ 7pm & 9pm|
|Fri, Apr. 11th @ 7pm & 9pm|
|Sat, Apr. 12th @ 6pm & 8pm|
|Sun, Apr. 13th @ 6pm & 8pm|
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Director Mark Levinson will participate in a live Q&A via skype after the 7pm screening on Friday, April 11th.
University of Miami Physics professor Dr. Orlando Alvarez will participate in a post-film discussion after the 6pm screening on Saturday, April 12th.
FIU Physics professor Dr. Stephan Lin, whose been working on the CMS experiment at CERN for over a decade will answer questions after the 8pn screening on Saturday, April 12th
Imagine being able to watch as Edison turned on the first light bulb, or as Franklin received his first jolt of electricity.
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.
“A timely and fascinating look at physicists’ search for the Higgs boson.”
– HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
“A documentary about science for professionals and laypeople alike, Particle Fever celebrates an event of earth-shattering importance, though what far-ranging transformations it heralds remain unknown.”
“A dazzling, dizzying documentary about nothing less than whether we exist in a coherent universe of ordered, even beautiful laws…”
– VILLAGE VOICE
“The experience of watching the film can be vertiginous: You toggle between the tiny and the infinite, between eternity and the real time of the recent past.”
– NEW YORK TIMES
“Particle Fever is that rare, exhilarating science doc that’s neither dumbed down nor drabbed up.”
– TIME OUT NEW YORK
“A movie that’s not just accessible but fun, with a surprisingly emotional payoff at the end.”
“Watching a film won’t make you smarter, but if there ever was one that could, it would be “Particle Fever,” a movie so mind-bending you can almost feel your brain cells growing as you’re watching it.”
– LOS ANGELES TIMES
“All you really need to know about Particle Fever is that it includes footage of physicists rapping. About physics. Wearing giant Einstein masks.”
“The bracing scientific rigor and intellectual derring-do presented in “Particle Fever” are most welcome.”
“Even if you can’t explain the Standard Model or define “supersymmetry,” you’ll walk away with a conviction that you’ve vicariously participated in a historic event.”
– SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE