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The elegant universe

Author: Julia CortJoseph McMasterB GreeneRuth HowesWGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)All authors
Publisher: Boston : WGBH Boston Video, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Physicist Brian Greene discusses the historical quest for a grand unified theory in physics which will reconcile quantum physics and general relativity, and considers the possibility that superstring theory may bring an end to that search.
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Documentary
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Julia Cort; Joseph McMaster; B Greene; Ruth Howes; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.); Channel Four (Great Britain); David Hickman Films (Firm); Sveriges television.; Norddeutscher Rundfunk.; WGBH Video (Firm)
ISBN: 1593750064 9781593750060
OCLC Number: 54019786
Language Note: Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired; optional audio-descriptions for the visually impaired.
Notes: Originally produced for television broadcast in 2003.
Based on The elegant universe by Brian Greene.
Special features: bonus video - how the animation was created ; multidimensional math activity ; The making of The elegant universe activity ; printable materials for educators ; access to The elegant universe web site ; excerpt from the best-selling book.
Credits: Director of photography, Mike Coles ; music, Ed Tomney.
Performer(s): Hosted by Brian Greene ; introduction, Ruth Howes.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 2 videodiscs (approximately 180 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; region 1; letterboxed; Dolby Digital.
Contents: Disc 1: pt. 1. Einstein's dream ; pt. 2. String's the thing --
Disc 2: pt. 3. Welcome to the 11th dimension.
Other Titles: Nova (Television program)
Responsibility: a Nova production for WGBH/Boston and Channel 4 in association with David Hickman Films, Sveriges Television, and Norddeutscher Rundfunk ; writers, Julia Cort and Brian Greene ; directors, Julia Cort and Joseph McMaster.

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Physicist Brian Greene discusses the historical quest for a grand unified theory in physics which will reconcile quantum physics and general relativity, and considers the possibility that superstring theory may bring an end to that search.

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