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Follow six 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. As they seek to unravel the mysteries of the universe, 10,000 scientists join 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.
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PBSParticle Fever DVD
 
4.4

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(6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Particle Fever

By David

from Spokane, Washington.

Comments about PBS Particle Fever DVD:

Wish they would make one so as to catch up on for 2016..

(5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The excitement of learning

By Heather

from Calgary, AB

Verified Reviewer

Comments about PBS Particle Fever DVD:

This documentary not only in stills an excitement around scientific discovery, but also demonstrates the learning process in a profound and meaningful way. Every educator should own a copy.

(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Interesting dumbed down science...

By Luv NOVA

from St Paul, MN

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Comments about PBS Particle Fever DVD:

Some good photos of the machine, but far too much time watching people eat, jog, dance, chat, talk about press coverage and everything but incisive science. It reminda me of my local science museum that installed mini golf for no particular reason of science nor math application. Also a very heavy dose of feminist affirminative action gender stardom that goes beyond the pale of even PBS mandates for the under represented (no token Black lavished upon tho).

Should have been 55 minutes. Should have had more thoughtful science and less press fluff. Should have interviewed the Nobel laureates; they will depart from us and have a precious story.

(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

inspiring documentary

By Medicus

from New Hampshire

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Comments about PBS Particle Fever DVD:

This is an inspiring rendition of the events leading to the confirmation of the central particle of the "standard model" of atomic physics. A bit light on the deeper underpinnings of particle physics, but it more than makes up in this with a look at the lives of the theoretical and applied physicists in the run up to the confirmation of the Higgs. The documentary does a fine job explaining the outcomes of the determination of the mass of the Higgs boson at about 125 GEV. Having worked on the periphery of this field, I most appreciated the candid look at a few of the 10,000 people who's lives were revolving around the Higgs confirmation. I watched this with a group of 14 year old students who enjoy science and found they were inspired by the entire story and characters…Savas Dimopoulos was philosophically stunning.

(8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

All Young Scientists Should See This!

By Dot

from Lyme, CT

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Comments about PBS Particle Fever DVD:

This movie was shown in my Cinema Club in Madison, CT, a year or so ago. Everyone cheered at the end. I have been watching for it to share with friends and grandsons and teachers and...A young physicist from Yale led the discussion after the movie, and she said she had never heard such cheering for physicists before!

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