PBS Anywhere

Providing Support for PBS.org

NOVA

The Elegant Universe: Part 2

Season 30 Episode 13 | 52m 56s

Brian Greene delves into the nuts, bolts, and outright nuttiness of string theory. Part 2, "String's the Thing," opens with a whimsical scene in a movie theater in which the history of the universe runs backwards to the Big Bang, the moment at which general relativity and quantum mechanics both came into play, and therefore the point at which our conventional model of reality breaks down.

Aired: 10/28/03

Rating: TV-G

Video has closed captioning.

Buy Now:

Watch Preview

Problems Playing Video?

Funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS viewers. Original funding provided by Microsoft, Sprint, the Park Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Energy, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Volkswagen of America, (Promotional Sponsor: SEED Magazine), George D. Smith, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS Stations