Film captures human drama at the large Hadron Collider

Apr 15, 2014

A new documentary called “Particle Fever” will be screened by the East Lansing Film Society tomorrow night. It’s the story of the Large Hadron Collider and the search for the Higgs Boson. The East Lansing Film Society will screen “Particle Fever” tomorrow night at the Studio C! Theatres in Okemos.

Current State spoke with MSU physics and astronomy professor Joey Huston and Monica Dunford, a scientist at the Large Hadron Collider and one of the stars of “Particle Fever.”

Dunford explains that the idea behind the Large Hadron Collider is simple, taking two things and smashing them together with the hopes of producing new particles. What complicates the situation is working on such a small scale with the building blocks of an atom.