Friday, December 12, 2008

The Atom Smashers

With the LHC busted (see photos here, h/t DJ), Fermilab in Illinois may beat CERN in the search for the elusive Higgs boson - the God particle. The Atom Smashers is a fascinating film detailing the politics and physics of the Higgs search at Fermilab. The film's co-director Clayton Brown blogs about the film here. The Atom Smashers airs again on PBS's Independent Lens on January 27, 2009, check listings. Trailer below.