Particle Fever, that is. A collaboration between producer and JHU physicist David Kaplan, film editor and Hopkins alum Walter Murch ‘65 (Apocalypse Now, The Godfather: Part II, The English Patient) and director Mark Levinson, Particle Fever chronicles the work of seven people (including Kaplan) involved in creating the Large Hadron Collider and their hunt for the Higgs boson or “God particle.” The film premiered at the Sheffield (UK) Doc Fest June 14 & 15 and won both the Audience Award and rave reviews from the Telegraph (UK) which dubbed Particle Fever “a brilliant documentary” and suggested that “particle physicists just may be the new rock stars.” We look forward to the U.S. premiere. Rock on.
Visit the film’s website: http://www.particlefever.com/PF/lhc_main.html
To read our interview with David Kaplan: http://krieger.jhu.edu/magazine/2013/05/lights-cameraphysics/