‘Particle Fever’ Captures the Excitement of the Higgs Discovery

23:51 minutes

Physicists David Kaplan and Mark Levinson knew that when the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland finally turned on, it would change physics—so they set out to capture the historic moment on film. Their documentary, Particle Fever, is a behind-the-scenes look at the scientific process with a big emotional payoff: the discovery of the elusive Higgs boson.

Watch the Particle Fever trailer below.

Segment Guests

David E. Kaplan

David E. Kaplan is producer of Particle Fever (2013) and a physics professor at John Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.

Mark Levinson

Mark Levinson is director of Particle Fever (2013) in New York, New York.

Meet the Producer

About Annie Minoff

Annie Minoff is Science Friday’s SciArts producer. She’s visited Olympic ski jumps and a nuclear reactor, all in the name of science.