Einstein: The Real Story of the Man Behind the Theory

Einstein: The Real Story of the Man Behind the Theory

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Director: Kenny Druckerman

Cast: Kenny Druckerman, Ted Marcoux

     
 
Everyone knows the name Albert Einstein, but few people know of the 15-year long battle he waged to prove his groundbreaking Theory of Relativity while the world was in the grip of war and he was contending with remarkable adversity in his personal life. The year was 1907, and Einstein was about to challenge two centuries of scientific belief. According to the

Overview

Everyone knows the name Albert Einstein, but few people know of the 15-year long battle he waged to prove his groundbreaking Theory of Relativity while the world was in the grip of war and he was contending with remarkable adversity in his personal life. The year was 1907, and Einstein was about to challenge two centuries of scientific belief. According to the scientific mastermind, Sir Isaac Newton had it all wrong; gravity was not pulling us towards the Earth, but massive celestial bodies like the sun and the planets were constantly bending time and space, around us, pushing us towards the ground with every movement. But scientists weren't convinced, so in order to prove his theory, Einstein surmised that we would need to take a photo of a solar eclipse. He theorized that light from a distant star, while traveling around the sun, would be bent by the sun's gravitational pull. In the aftermath of that announcement, astronomers across the globe raced to photograph an eclipse in order to verify or debunk Einstein's claim. But getting that photograph was no simple task, because in the years that followed the war, weather, and mathematical mistakes undermined the astronomers' efforts at every turn. When the photo was finally taken in 1922, Einstein's theory was proven correct, elevating him to the status of global icon.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/24/2009
UPC:
0733961134391
Original Release:
2008
Rating:
NR
Source:
A&E Home Video
Time:
1:34:00

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Disc #1 -- History Channel: Einstein - The Real Story of the Man Behind the Theory
1. Introduction [1:31]
2. Miracle Year [12:40]
3. Redefining Gravity [10:14]
4. Call For Help [9:22]
5. Slipping Between Fingers [7:00]
6. Eyes On the Prize [8:43]
7. Harnessing An Equation [8:42]
8. The Clouds Parted [11:35]
9. Universe Overturned [10:29]
10. A Shining Beacon [9:20]

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