Science documentary at the Ken Cinema: "Particle Fever"

Interested in this award-winning documentary, followed by coffee and conversation? Join us at the Ken at 6:45 pm. The film starts at 7:15.

Official synopsis:
Imagine being able to watch as Edison turned on the first light bulb, or as Franklin received his first jolt of electricity. For the first time, a film gives audiences a front row seat to a significant and inspiring scientific breakthrough as it happens. 

Particle Fever follows six brilliant 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, pushing the edge of human innovation. 

As they seek to unravel the mysteries of the universe, 10,000 scientists from over 100 countries joined 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. 

But our heroes confront an even bigger challenge: have we reached our limit in understanding why we exist? 

Directed by Mark Levinson, a physicist turned filmmaker, and masterfully edited by Walter Murch (Apocalypse Now, The English Patient, The Godfather trilogy), Particle Fever is a celebration of discovery, revealing the very human stories behind this epic Machine. 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent film at the Ken, then over to the Kensington Cafe for coffee and late night snack. Great way to spend a Saturday night!

    March 22, 2014

  • Ed S.

    The movie successfully conveyed the excitement of people doing groundbreaking science.

    March 22, 2014

  • Wilfredo P.

    Sounds like a very interesting film, but as a loyal fan of SDSU basketball, I'm going to have to watch the Aztecs' March Madness game against North Dakota State on Saturday instead. Have fun!

    March 20, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    By the way, tickets can be purchased online at the Ken website:

    1 · March 20, 2014

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