Einstein's Big Idea

  • 2005

Docudrama vignettes and expert commentary chronicle advances in scientific knowledge that led to Einstein's relativity theory---"the fantastic connection between energy, matter and light," says narrator John Lithgow. The dramatizations hopscotch from 18th-century France and 19th-century Britain to the splitting of the atom before WWII. But the main focu (more…)

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Docudrama vignettes and expert commentary chronicle advances in scientific knowledge that led to Einstein's relativity theory---"the fantastic connection between energy, matter and light," says narrator John Lithgow. The dramatizations hopscotch from 18th-century France and 19th-century Britain to the splitting of the atom before WWII. But the main focus is on Einstein (played by Aidan McArdle). "With light," says Lithgow, "he would reinvent the universe."

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