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The Atom Smashers 

The Atom Smashers chronicles the search for the Higgs boson: a yet-undiscovered subatomic particle that could explain how matter, and therefore life, can exist. To find this "god particle,"... See full summary »

Directors:

Clayton Brown, Monica Long Ross (as Monica Ross)
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Episode credited cast:
Terrence Howard ... Himself - Host
Ben Kilminster Ben Kilminster ... Himself - Physicist, CDF Experimental Group, Fermilab
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The Atom Smashers chronicles the search for the Higgs boson: a yet-undiscovered subatomic particle that could explain how matter, and therefore life, can exist. To find this "god particle," top physicists at Fermilab use the Tevatron, a four-mile-long, forty-year-old particle accelerator buried beneath the Illinois prairie. However, a new, more powerful accelerator at Europe's CERN laboratory looms on the horizon... Part science, part international competition, and part human drama, The Atom Smashers watches its captivating characters in and out of the laboratory as they race along the intersections of politics, culture, and the possibility of the discovery of a lifetime. Written by 137 Films

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Taglines:

Two continents, two accelerators, one particle - who will find it?

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 November 2008 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Batavia, Illinois, USA

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137 Films,ITVS,String and Can See more »
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Color
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