Unvarnished Diaries of a CERN Scientist

Synopsis

CERN is preparing for the largest science experiment ever, and a group of young scientists and engineers are at the forefront.

But what do brilliant researchers actually do in their spare time? Or do they have that at all? In very personal diaries, they give an insight into their everyday lives in Collider Diaries and don’t stop at showing what drives them, how they live, and what they do when they’re not working on the world’s largest particle accelerator.

Physicist Dorothea Fonnesu is part of a select group of engineers and researchers with whom CERN is studying the feasibility of the largest scientific experimental laboratory ever. A new particle accelerator, 300 meters underground, 100 kilometers long, even passing under Lake Geneva. Dorothea is the first portrait of a 6 part series called Collider Diaries airing every other Thursday in the summer of 2021.

Review

3/5
Meet Dorothea Fonnesu. A docushort following her scientific work.
Markus Mooslechner’s 9-minute documentary film follows the personal diaries of Dorothea Fonnesu, an experimental physicist working on a new 100km long particle accelerator (under Lake Geneva) with the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). This low-budget short is made up of self-taped video-diaries and interview questions to educate and inform viewers of her scientific role and the significance this research will have on future generations. This film is part of a 6-part series titled ‘Collider Diaries’.

The short film doesn’t take too much time focusing on the next big particle accelerator, but takes a glimpse into Dorothea’s home-life at her apartment, showcasing her love for plants and her dog. The film avoids discarding uninformed viewers, as scientific lingo is kept at a minimum – providing easy to understand explanations for most ages and learning capabilities.

Unvarnished Diaries of a CERN Scientist
Unvarnished Diaries of a CERN Scientist is a fine documentary that doesn’t take itself too seriously. Production value is deliberately kept low – mirror the video-blog style. Dorothea Fonnesu comes across friendly, warm and entertaining – this captivates and engages the audience from start to finish. An insightful film that doesn’t just attract budding scientists. We recommend checking out the full ‘Collider Diaries’ collection on the YouTube channel.

Cast/Crew

Director(s): Markus Mooslechner
Writer(s): Markus Mooslechner
Cast: Dorothea Fonnesu
Producer(s): Kerstin Koenigsberger, Markus Mooslechner, Nina Holler
Director of Photography:
Editor(s):
Animation:
Sound:
Music:
Miscellaneous: Roland Mittermueller

Specifications

Genre: Documentary
Subjects: Adventure, Exploration, Futuristic, Science, Space
Country: Austria
Language: English
Year: 2021
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Cast/Crew

Director(s): Markus Mooslechner
Writer(s): Markus Mooslechner
Cast: Dorothea Fonnesu
Producer(s): Kerstin Koenigsberger, Markus Mooslechner, Nina Holler
Director of Photography:
Editor(s):
Animation:
Sound:
Music:
Miscellaneous: Roland Mittermueller

Specifcations

Genre: Documentary
Subjects: Adventure, Exploration, Futuristic, Science, Space
Country: Austria
Language: English
Year: 2021

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Unvarnished Diaries of a CERN Scientist

Synopsis

CERN is preparing for the largest science experiment ever, and a group of young scientists and engineers are at the forefront.

But what do brilliant researchers actually do in their spare time? Or do they have that at all? In very personal diaries, they give an insight into their everyday lives in Collider Diaries and don’t stop at showing what drives them, how they live, and what they do when they’re not working on the world’s largest particle accelerator.

Physicist Dorothea Fonnesu is part of a select group of engineers and researchers with whom CERN is studying the feasibility of the largest scientific experimental laboratory ever. A new particle accelerator, 300 meters underground, 100 kilometers long, even passing under Lake Geneva. Dorothea is the first portrait of a 6 part series called Collider Diaries airing every other Thursday in the summer of 2021.

Review

Meet Dorothea Fonnesu. A docushort following her scientific work.

3/5
Markus Mooslechner’s 9-minute documentary film follows the personal diaries of Dorothea Fonnesu, an experimental physicist working on a new 100km long particle accelerator (under Lake Geneva) with the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). This low-budget short is made up of self-taped video-diaries and interview questions to educate and inform viewers of her scientific role and the significance this research will have on future generations. This film is part of a 6-part series titled ‘Collider Diaries’.

The short film doesn’t take too much time focusing on the next big particle accelerator, but takes a glimpse into Dorothea’s home-life at her apartment, showcasing her love for plants and her dog. The film avoids discarding uninformed viewers, as scientific lingo is kept at a minimum – providing easy to understand explanations for most ages and learning capabilities.

Unvarnished Diaries of a CERN Scientist
Unvarnished Diaries of a CERN Scientist is a fine documentary that doesn’t take itself too seriously. Production value is deliberately kept low – mirror the video-blog style. Dorothea Fonnesu comes across friendly, warm and entertaining – this captivates and engages the audience from start to finish. An insightful film that doesn’t just attract budding scientists. We recommend checking out the full ‘Collider Diaries’ collection on the YouTube channel.

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