Written April 12, 2014
For those of us who have followed the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) since the the first media blitz, the purpose and discovery of the experiments at CERN will not be news. However, meeting the cast of scientists and their anticipation at the possibilities is compelling, humorous and exciting. See it!
Written August 05, 2014
When it shows apprehensive faces looking at computer monitor screens expecting to see a beam pop-up, champagne celebration, cheering among scientists, etc., the audience might interpret such enthusiasm as the discovery of the Higgs boson; instead, it is only the beginning of the operation of the accelerator Large Hadron Collider at 0.45 TeV (half the power of 0.98 TeV, a record still detained by the Tevatron in the U.S.)
This shows a disconnect in science celebrating success when LHC failed by melting 50 magnets on September 19, 2008, ignoring their achievement of the world record of 3.5 TeV on March 30, 2010, that should have nominated their leaders Lynn Evans, Steve Myers, etc. for the Nobel Prize in 2010 and instead, mentioning in the 2013 Nobel Prize CMS and Atlas experiments that they failed to capture most of the 100,000 new particles produced by LHC and admitted that the Higgs boson can only be confirmed by more detailed measurements after acquiring more data in 2015-2016
Written June 14, 2014
This was a really enjoyable film. it was made all the more enjoyable as the showing was followed up by a question/answer session with several local physicists who work in this particular (get it) field.
Written June 27, 2014
An intellectually stimulating yet entertaining documentary about CERN and the fascinating laboratory experiments and journey into the laws of nature.
Written May 08, 2014
Makes the subject matter approachable and exciting. You really root for the scientists as they are approaching their discoveries!