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Einstein's big idea

Author: Gary JohnstoneAidan McArdleShirley HendersonJohn LithgowDavid BodanisAll authors
Publisher: [Boston, Mass.] : WGBH Boston Video, [2005]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : LetterboxView all editions and formats
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Dramatizes how Einstein arrived at his 1905 discovery that the realms of matter and energy are linked. Reveals the roots of this breakthrough in the human stories of scientists Michael Farady, Antoine Lavoisier and Lise Maitner, whose innovative thinking across four centures helped lead to E=mc², and ultimately unleashed the power of the atom.
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities
Biographical television programs
Documentary
Biographical
Biography
Docmentary television programs
Television adaptations
Named Person: David Bodanis; Albert Einstein; David Bodanis; Albert Einstein
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Gary Johnstone; Aidan McArdle; Shirley Henderson; John Lithgow; David Bodanis; Darlow Smithson Productions.; Channel Four (Great Britain); ARTE France.; Tetra Media (Firm); Norddeutscher Rundfunk.; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.); WGBH Video (Firm)
ISBN: 1593753179 9781593753177
OCLC Number: 61843630
Language Note: Closed-captioned; described for the visually impaired (optional).
Notes: Based on book, E=mc² : a biography of the world's most famous equation, by David Bodanis.
Documentary.
Special features: printable guides for teachers and librarians.
Credits: Director of photography, Christopher Titus King ; film editor, Rick Aplin ; composer, Michael J McEvoy ; narrator, John Lithgow.
Cast: Aidan McArdle, Shirley Henderson, Steven Robertson, Gregory Fox-Murphy, Alex Macqueen, Sam West.
Event notes: Originally aired on PBS as a segment of the television program Nova.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 112 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC, all regions ; Dolby stereo; PC with DVD-ROM drive and Adobe Acrobat Reader required for special features.
Contents: Bern, Switzerland 1905 --
E is for energy, Michael Faraday --
M is for mass, Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier --
C is for celeritas, James Clerk Maxwell --
2 is for squared, Emilie du Châtelet --
E=mc², the holy grail of physics --
Unlocking the atom, Lise Meitner --
E=mc², the future.
Other Titles: Nova (Television program)
Responsibility: a NOVA production by Darlow Smithson Productions for WGBH/Boston and Channel 4, and Arte/France, Tetra Media and Norddeutscher Rundfunk ; written, directed and produced by Gary Johnstone.

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Dramatizes how Einstein arrived at his 1905 discovery that the realms of matter and energy are linked. Reveals the roots of this breakthrough in the human stories of scientists Michael Farady, Antoine Lavoisier and Lise Maitner, whose innovative thinking across four centures helped lead to E=mc², and ultimately unleashed the power of the atom.

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Originally aired by PBS on October 11, 2005, the 100-year anniversary of the publication of Einstein's equation, this documentary traces four major areas of scientific development leading to the four parts of Einstein's famous equation. Based on David Bodanis's book E=mc<sup>2</sup> A Biography...
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