|Aidan McArdle||Albert Einstein|
|Shirley Henderson||Mileva Maric|
Narrated by F. Murray Abraham, Nova: Einstein Revealed is a 120-minute dramatized documentary on the life and career of physicist Albert Einstein. Actor Andrew Sachs portrays Einstein as a man of formidable genius, passionate emotions, and powerful obsessions. The dramatized interview is coupled with historical photography, computer animation, and comments from experts. Interviewees include Jurgen Renn, of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Robert Schulmann from the Einstein Papers Project at Boston University, Francoise Balibar of the Universite de Paris, independent researcher Julian Barbour, Abraham Pais from Rockefeller University, Martin Klein of Yale University, Michio Kaku from City College of New York, and family friends Gabrielle Oppenheim and Peter Plesch.
Closed Caption; Bonus video: How the animation was created for The Elegant Universe; The Making of The Elegant Universe activity; Excerpt from the best-selling book, The Elegant Universe; Printable materials for educators for all three films
These are the NOVA shows in their entirety. The DVD video quality is excellent and upscaling looks good too. String theory is difficult to understand at best and this NOVA episode does an admirable job at explaining the history, development, and the current state of string theory. The mathematical details are left out and only the basic ideas are presented. The multi-dimensional aspects of string theory are given as a matter of fact and the mathematical reasons for this requirement are not given. If someone wants a basic understanding of string theory, this NOVA episode does the job. The episodes on Einstein are quite informative and give a more complete picture on the life of this brilliant scientist.