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"Particle Fever" inspires some excitement of its own

A film about scientists questing through a world of classrooms and computer screens for an invisible theoretical particle and debating harder-than-diamond scientific theory sounds less destined for the big screen and more doomed for high school classrooms, playing to drowsy students on a pre-break half day. Yet Mark Levinson's documentary about the discovery of the Higgs boson in 2012 defies its educational film expectations.

Jun 02, 2014
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