30 March 2015

Cern – The Atlas Experience

ATLAS is a particle physics experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN that is searching for new discoveries in the head-on collisions of protons of extraordinarily high energy.  The detector is 100m below ground in a cavern few get to see. 

Yet thanks to filmmaker Christoph Malin we get the opportunity to see the experiment at a point when it is undergoing a technical upgrade (I could think of a few thousand things that probably need one more than Atlas, but there you are!).

As Malin says: “Regardless if you are an Engineer, Scientist or Filmmaker – at the very moment you step into CERN and ATLAS, you get totally soaked up by the omnipresent passion of all people involved there, the ever present spirit of Science and Particle Physics in detail – a world that totally immersed us.”