Cover image for The elegant universe
Title:
The elegant universe
Author:
McMaster, Joseph.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
Boston : WGBH Boston Video, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
2 videodiscs (180 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
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.
General Note:
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; video description.
Language:
English
Contents:
disc 1: pt. 1. Einstein's dream. pt. 2. String's the thing -- disc 2: pt. 3. Welcome to the 11th dimension.
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: Not rated.
Added Uniform Title:
Nova (Television program)
ISBN:
9781593750060
UPC:
783421367791
Format :
DVD

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NOVA: The Elegant Universe is a three-hour miniseries about the string theory, which some physicists believe may unify the forces of nature. Scientific commentary is provided by Brian Greene, a professor of physics at Columbia University. He uses computer animation to illustrate his explanations for the idea which has been called the "theory of everything." Contains three sections: "Einstein's Dream," "String's the Thing," and "Welcome to the 11th Dimension." Greene is the author of The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory, published by Norton in 1999. This miniseries was originally broadcast on PBS in October 2003. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi