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Einstein's Big Idea (2005)

E=mc² (original title)
This docudrama examines the history of scientific discovery that lead up to Albert Einstein's famous equation E=mc2 and its aftermath in the creation of nuclear energy. This includes ... See full summary »

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This docudrama examines the history of scientific discovery that lead up to Albert Einstein's famous equation E=mc2 and its aftermath in the creation of nuclear energy. This includes Faraday's discovery of electromagnetic fields; Antoine Lavoisier's discovery that mass is never lost; and Emilie du Chatelet's demonstration that Newton's calculation of the velocity of a falling object was incorrect. By 1905, the miracle year where the publication Einstein's four physics papers changed over 200 years of scientific fundamentals, all of this came together with his now famous equation. Afterwards, Lise Meisner's work on uranium let to her conclusion that splitting an atom would release large amounts of energy. Written by garykmcd

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Finally!! I GET it!!
18 October 2005 | by (Vancouver, Canada) – See all my reviews

(hello other poster in Canada!) :) I just saw this show, too, and FINALLY a couple of things were explained to me in ways that I understood them! It's not that that was the AIM of the show, but a couple of interviewees just happened to say something, and PRESTO, I got it! I've been trying to wrap my head around travel at the speed of light, etc for decades, and now I get it (more or less, speaking as a lay-person!) I love history, biographies, and have always been interested in Albert Einstein, so this show was really really wonderful.

I want to find out how to contact the producers of this show to commend them on it!


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