Director and Producer, "Particle Fever"
Mark Levinson is the director and producer of the award-winning documentary feature Particle Fever about the discovery of the Higgs boson at the Large Hadron Collider experiment outside of Geneva. Before embarking on a film career, Levinson earned a PhD in theoretical particle physics from the University of California at Berkeley. In the film world, he first became a specialist in the post-production writing and recording of dialogue, working on such films as The English Patient, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Cold Mountain, Seven, The Rainmaker, The Social Network. He is the writer/producer/director of the fiction film Prisoner of Time, about former Russian dissident artists after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Most recently, he completed The Bit Player, a hybrid film about Claude Shannon, “The Father of Information Theory.” He is currently adapting Richard Powers’s award-winning novel, The Gold Bug Variations, into a feature film.