Particle Fever (2013)

particle_fever“The things that are the least important for our survival, are the very things that make us human.” – Savas Dimopoulos

Number of Times Seen – 1 (5 Jan 2015)

Brief Synopsis – Documentary about one of the greatest Physics experiments ever attempted where the results could change the way we all think of the world…or not.

My Take on it – I had never heard about this movie until I saw it listed last week among Tom’s favorite movies of the year.

Thanks Tom for the recommendation!

I decided to take the challenge and check it out for myself since my work has a strong connection to research and physics despite me personally not being interested in the technical aspects of science.

Ultimately, I found the premise and idea for this movie to be interesting but not nearly satisfying enough.

Perhaps if I understood the technical and scientific repercussions more fully, I’d have enjoyed it even more.

This is not to say that they don’t do a very good of explaining in layman’s terms what they are attempting to discover, but there still (justifiably) is too much scientific jargon for the uninitiated.

Despite working in a scientific atmosphere, I personally haven’t been in a physics class since high school.

I think that in order to fully appreciate the scope of this movie you need to understand the basics of what they are attempting from a scientific perspective.

Bottom Line – Interesting film but still one needs to be a scientist to fully and completely appreciate its point. Recommended!

Rating – Globe Worthy


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