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Format: DVD
Sku: 202037610
UPC: 783421388895
UPC 14: 00783421388895
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Everyone's heard of it, but what does E=mc2 -- the world s most famous equation -- really mean And why did it change the worldWith brilliant period recreations, NOVA dramatizes how an obscure young patent clerk, Albert Einstein, came up with his shattering 1905 discovery that the realms of matter and energy are inescapably linked. An accessible, suspenseful epic, Einstein's Big Idea reveals the roots of his astonishing breakthrough in the human stories of men and women whose innovative thinking across four centuries helped lead to E=mc2, and ultimately unleashed the power of the atom.Here are stories rich with achievement and failure, feuds and duplicity, love and rivalry, politics and revenge: Michael Faraday, the penniless blacksmith s son who fought the ridicule of the scientific establishment; Antoine Lavoisier, the cool-headed experimenter who fell victim to the guillotine; and Lise Meitner, the physicist who weathered Nazi persecution and personal betrayal on her path to discovering the splitting of the atom.As one discovery builds on the next, Einstein's Big Idea shows how Einstein's saga began with the personal lives of these pioneers and their years of persistence, ingenuity, sacrifice, and heroic struggle against the odds.The film stars Aidan McArdle (Ella Enchanted) as Einstein, and Shirley Henderson (Bridget Jones and Harry Potter) as Einstein's first wife, Mileva Maric.Special DVD features include: materials and activities for educators; a link to the NOVA Web site; scene selections; closed captions; and described video for the visually impaired.On one DVD5 disc. Region coding: All regions. Audio: Dolby stereo. Screen format: Letterboxed.Format: DVD MOVIE
Editor's Note
EINSTEIN'S BIG IDEA explores the history behind the discovery of E=mc². Einstein's predecessors and contemporaries--such as Michael Faraday, Antoine Lavoisier, and Lise Meitner--played an important role in this scientific revolution. With Aidan McArdle and Shirley Henderson as Albert Einstein and his first wife, this docudrama shows how his theory fits into the grand scheme of science.


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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: PBS
Video Release Date Release Date: 12/6/2005
Video Play Time Running Time: 112 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2005
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 38889
Video UPC UPC: 00783421388895
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English [CC], English Descriptive Video, English
Video Color Spec Video: B&W and Color

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Shirley Henderson
Video Cast Info Aidan McArdle

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Nova
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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