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INDEPENDENT LENS | The Atom Smashers | Film Clip 3 | PBS

Duration: 04:03

www.pbs.org/independentlens/at... Fermilab is a premier U.S. government research laboratory focusing on particle physics. However with a growing national deficit, made worse by costly military conflicts and natural disasters, the lab struggles to survive. THE ATOM SMASHERS chronicles three years in a decades-long international race to find one of the most elusive sub-atomic particles ever theorized: the Higgs boson.

In this clip, when the Tevitron breaks down, it's described by the head of accelerator operations as a "10-alarm fire."

THE ATOM SMASHERS premieres Tuesday, November 25 on INDEPENDENT LENS, a weekly series airing on PBS. Hosted by Terrence Howard, the acclaimed series showcases powerful and innovative independent films. Presented by ITVS, INDEPENDENT LENS is broadcast on PBS stations nationwide. Visit the Web site for more: www.pbs.org/independentlens/at...

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Post Date: November 19, 2008