Particle Fever

First Hit:  Amazing story about people who are committed to learning about our universe.

This documentary is about the building and launching the Large Hadron Collider in Cern, Switzerland. The goal of the collider is to find the building blocks of the universe and isolate Higgs Boson which is the block from which all other particles are derived.

The first part is about how they sent light through the tube for the very first time. Then there was a problem that caused a year or so delay. Then comes the highlight the first collisions and the data it brings. The immensity of the dedication of the 10,000 people who came from 100 different countries was up-front and center. It was great that I didn’t have to be a scientist to “get” what they were talking about and this is to director’s Mark Levinson credit.

Levinson did an amazing job of piecing together enough information to make this interesting to all audiences.

Overall:  This was an inspiring film.