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NOVA - Season 31 Episode 3 : The Elegant Universe: Einstein's Dream (1)

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Part 1, "Einstein's Dream," introduces string theory and shows how modern physics—composed of two theories that are ferociously incompatible—reached its schizophrenic impasse: One theory, general relativity, successfully describes big things like stars and galaxies, while another, quantum mechanics, is equally successful at explaining small things like atoms and subatomic particles. Albert Einstein, the inventor of general relativity, dreamed of finding a single theory that would embrace all of nature's laws. But in this quest for the so-called unified theory, Einstein came up empty-handed, and the conflict between general relativity and quantum mechanics has stymied all who've followed. That is, until the discovery of string theory.

Title NOVA - Season 31 Episode 3 : The Elegant Universe: Einstein's Dream (1)
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First Air Date 1974-03-03
Last Air Date 2021-02-24
Number of Episodes 908
Number of Seasons 48
Genres Documentary,
Networks PBS,
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