A peculiar bump on a graph at The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) has the potential to change everything we think we know about the universe and humanity, and Science Channel is there to take audiences along the eight month journey of discovery. HUNT FOR PARTICLE X premieres on Tuesday, August 16 at 10PM and goes behind-the-scenes where CERN’s Large Hadron Collider is running at its highest energy level ever, resulting in a bump in the data and sparking rumors that scientists were on the brink of discovering a new particle that could revolutionize physics.
Tracing the history of particle physics from the 1950s when many particles were first discovered to the mysterious bump in November 2015, HUNT FOR PARTICLE X features exclusive interviews with the scientists closest to the search as two teams hunt for signs to prove if the bump was a glitch in the data or the biggest physics discovery in over a century. The one-hour special reveals the complex machines inside CERN, including the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the biggest particle-hunting machine that’s ever been built, as well as a breakdown of the science behind humanity’s quest to find the elusive next particle. Highlighting the ups and downs that come with living in what many call the most exciting time in the history of science, HUNT FOR PARTICLE X shows that every occurrence, big or small, carries possibilities that humanity is one step closer to unlocking the secrets of our universe.