Directed by Mark Levinson
99 min | 2013 | USA | Not Rated
This film follows the inside story of six brilliant scientists seeking to unravel the mysteries of the universe, documenting the successes and setbacks in the planet’s most significant and inspiring scientific breakthrough—the launch of the Large Hadron Collider. Particle Fever is a celebration of discovery, revealing the very human stories behind the tale of this epic experiment.
Post film discussion with Dr. Jui, who will give an overview of the Standard Model of Particles and the history of important discoveries leading up the LHC and the Higgs’ Boson. He will speak to the high drama in the film from the point of view of a particle experimentalist.
Dr. Jui grew up in Taiwan and Canada. He received his Bachelors degree in physics from the University of Ottawa, Canada and his Ph.D. from Stanford University for work done at the Los Alamos Meson Physics Facility. In 1992, he joined the OPAL experiment at the Large Electron Positron Collider at CERN as a post-doctoral research associate. Charlie has been a faculty member at University of Utah since 1994, working on measurements of the most energetic particles known to humanity, found in ultrahigh energy cosmic rays.
Official Selection: 2013 Telluride Film Festival, 2013 New York Film Festival, 2013 Sheffield Documentary Film Festival