LIGO: THE WAY THE UNIVERSE IS, I THINK
This is a short character documentary about a mechanic turned scientist who tuned the machine that arguably led to a dramatic re-envisioning of the universe through the detection of gravitational waves.
More than 100 years after Einstein's theory of general relativity that predicted the existence of gravitational waves, a team of scientists proved him right by detecting the first wave using LIGO. This short film examines the journey of one of the scientists who contributed to the discovery by debugging the machine in order to find a signal in the noise of the universe. The film explores his life as a scientist but also as a musician, revealing how his character has informed his work that led to a Nobel Prize in 2016.