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'Particle Fever' comes to UH Manoa

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - It's the world's biggest atom smasher - a massive circular tunnel underneath the suburbs of Geneva, Switzerland. It's also the place where they confirmed the existence of a particle called the Higgs Boson - subject of a documentary called 'Particle Fever.'

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, from the inspiration and initiative of producer David Kaplan and masterfully edited by Walter Murch (Apocalypse Now, The English Patient, The Godfather trilogy), Particle Fever is a celebration of discovery, revealing the very human stories behind this epic machine. 

Particle Fever will be shown at UH Manoa on Saturday, November 22nd at 11:15am in the Physical Sciences building, Room 217.   It will follow the Physics and Astronomy Open House from 9 am to 11 am.  It is a free screening.

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