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Einstein's Big Idea

Season 32 Episode 13 | 1h 49m 1s Video has closed captioning.

Over 100 years ago, Albert Einstein grappled with the implications of his revolutionary special theory of relativity and came to a startling conclusion: mass and energy are one, related by the formula E = mc2. In "Einstein's Big Idea," NOVA dramatizes the remarkable story behind this equation. E = mc2 was just one of several extraordinary breakthroughs that Einstein made in 1905.

Aired: 10/10/05

Expired: 02/15/16

Rating: NR

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