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Parallel Worlds, Parallel Lives

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The following resources from the companion Web site accompany this program:

Watch Online
Watch the entire program online after the broadcast date. (Quicktime or Windows Media required.) (Grades 9-12)

Finding My Father
Read Mark Everett's account of his father's death and his realization that he and his father have a lot in common in this excerpt from his new autobiography. (Grades 9-12)

The Theory Today
Find out what the Many Worlds theory is all about, what physicists think about it now, and how the theory can be applied in this interview with Hugh Everett's biographer, Peter Byrne. (Grades 9-12)

Everett's Dissertation
Download Everett's original 140-page thesis. (Grades 9-12)

Read Original Documents
Take a look at two never-before-published pieces of writing by Hugh Everett—two pages from an early draft of his doctoral dissertation and a four-page letter defending his Many Worlds theory. (Grades 9-12)

Science Fiction and Fact
Follow in this time line how the theory of parallel worlds played out in the fields of science fiction and quantum physics. (Flash plug-in required; printable version available.) (Grades 9-12)


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Parallel Worlds, Parallel Lives

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