CineGlobe Film Festival presents Particle Fever in celebration of CERN's 60th anniversary | 20 September

The film Particle Fever follows six brilliant scientists during the launch of the Large Hadron Collider, which marked the start-up of the biggest and most expensive experiment in the history of the planet, pushing the boundaries of human innovation. 


Seeking to unravel the mysteries of the universe, 10,000 scientists from over 100 countries joined forces in pursuit of a single goal: to recreate the conditions that existed just moments after the Big Bang and find the Higgs boson, potentially explaining the origin of all matter. But our heroes face an even bigger challenge: have we reached the limit of our capacity to understand why we exist?

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

The film will be followed by a panel discussion with director Mark Levinson, Academy Award-winning editor Walter Murch and some of the physicists featured in the film. The audience will have the chance to put their questions to the panel.

After the panel discussion, join us for a drink and the opportunity to watch some CERN scientists become amateur comedians for one night only! From the quirks of quarks to cultural conundrums, you’ll hear all about the lighter side of life in cutting-edge science.

Doors open at 6 p.m.
Film (in English with French subtitles) and panel: 7 - 9.30 p.m.
Comedy (in English): 10 - 11 p.m.

The event will be held in a marquee behind the Globe of Science and Innovation, CERN. 

Book your ticket here.