Absolute Zero
Web site credits

Web Site Credits

Lauren Aguirre, Executive Editor
Rima Chaddha, Assistant Editor
Caitlin Feeley, Web Intern
Tyler Howe, Senior Designer
Brenden Kootsey, Senior Web Developer
David Levin, Assistant Editor
Susan K. Lewis, Editor
Melissa Salpietra, Editorial Assistant
Peter Tyson, Editor in Chief
Anya Vinokour, Senior Designer
Li Wei, Designer

For Gorton Studios:
Erika Stenrick, Project Manager
Drew Gorton, Lead Flash Developer
Ronan Dowling, Flash Developer
David LaTour, Flash Developer
Denise Beyer, Project Coordinator
Jay Kamins, Illustrator
Richard Pommier Swanson, Science Advisor
John Goebel, Production Assistant, Twin Cities Public Television
Ted Hinck, Production Manager, Twin Cities Public Television
Richard Hudson, Executive Producer, Twin Cities Public Television

Image Credits 
Absolute Zero homepage
Image composite: (all) ©2007 Meridian Productions and Windfall Films

Absolute Hot
Images: (sun, quasar) Courtesy NASA Johnson Space Center; (cosmic background radiation, corona, solar eclipse) NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

A Sense of Scale
Images: (graphics) © WGBH Educational Foundation

*Milestones in Cold Research
Images: (all) ©2007 Meridian Productions and Windfall Films

The Conquest of Cold
Images: (refrigerator ad, Union Pacific ad) Courtesy Hulton Archive/Getty; (ice harvest ad) Courtesy United States Food and Drug Administration; (refrigerated ship ad) Courtesy Science Museum/Science & Society Picture Library; (Tom Shachtman) Courtesy Tom Shachtman/photo by Mark Connolly

Ultracold Atoms
Images: (taxi blur) © Paul Timpa/istockphoto.com; (taxi parked) © Mario Savoia/istockphoto.com; (door handle) © Andrew Parfenov/istockphoto.com; (crowd, stadium) © Joseph Luoman/istockphoto.com; (Bose-Einstein condensate) Courtesy National Institute of Standards and Technology; (Luis Orozco) Courtesy Luis Orozco

*How Low Can You Go?
Images: (all) ©2007 Meridian Productions and Windfall Films

*States of Matter
Images: (all) ©2007 Meridian Productions and Windfall Films

*A Matter of Degrees
Images: (all) ©2007 Meridian Productions and Windfall Films

*Anatomy of a Refrigerator
Image: (refrigerator) Courtesy Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Gottscho-Schleisner Collection, LC-G613-T-59454

*The Ice Trade
Image: (map) ©2007 Meridian Productions and Windfall Films

TV Program Description
Image: (recreation) ©2007 Meridian Productions and Windfall Films

*Produced for NOVA by Gorton Studios

Program credits

TV Program Credits

Produced & Directed by
David Dugan

Co-Produced by
Meredith Burch

Written By
Tom Shachtman

Executive Producer for Absolute Zero
Meredith Burch

Based on the book Absolute Zero and the Conquest of Cold by Tom Shachtman

Edited by
Justin Badger

Studio Reconstruction Director
Ian Duncan

Narrated by
Neil Ross

Principal Science Consultant
Russell J. Donnelly, University of Oregon

Assistant Producers
Helen Grinstead
David Briggs

James Dewar

Iain Agnew

Heike Kammerlingh Onnes
Henk Van Rooyen

Johannes Van Der Waals
Marinus Smit

Mike Coles
Boyd Estus
Bob Hanna
Barry Hecht
John Howarth
Bob Perrin
Mike Robinson

Sound Recordists
Rick Patterson
Keith Rodgerson
Steve Whitford

Assistant Camera
Richard Comrie

Max De Wardener

Fluid Pictures

Production Designer
Jamie Andrews

Costume Designer
Justin Selway

Production Manager
Jason Hendriksen

Production Coordinator
Adrian Kelly

Production Administrator
Kristina Obradovic

Research Trainee
Maurice O'Brien

Online Editor
Jamie Shemeld

Aidan Farrell

Audio Mix
Nick Fry

Archive Research
Polly Pettit

Outreach Promotion
Devillier Communications, Inc.

Multimedia Research
Goodman Research Group, Inc.

Archival Material
U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Uppsala University of Art Collections
Getty Images
Greenpark Productions Ltd.
North East Historic Film
BFI National Archive
Thought Equity Motion
Sveriges Television
The Royal Society Film Archives


Special Thanks
The Royal Institution of Great Britain
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Leiden University
University of Lancaster
JILA, The University of Colorado and The National Institute of Standards and Technology
Harvard University
Juan C. Vazquez
University of Cambridge
Yorktown Museum
Ray Tribe, Chemglass
Dennis D. Picard

For Twin Cities Public Television

Executive Producer
Richard Hudson

Coordinating Producer
Ted Hinck

Production Manager
Jodi Langer

Online Editor
Ezra Gold

Audio Mix
Joe Demko

Post Production Editor
Neil Gjere

NOVA Series Graphics
yU + co.

NOVA Theme Music
Walter Werzowa
John Luker
Musikvergnuegen, Inc.

Additional NOVA Theme Music
Ray Loring

NOVA Administrator
Ashley King

Eileen Campion
Lindsay de la Rigaudiere
Kate Becker

Gaia Remerowski

Production Coordinator
Linda Callahan

Raphael Nemes

Talent Relations
Scott Kardel, Esq.
Janice Flood

Legal Counsel
Susan Rosen

Assistant Editor
Alex Kreuter

Associate Producer, Post Production
Patrick Carey

Post Production Supervisor
Regina O'Toole

Post Production Editor
Rebecca Nieto

Post Production Manager
Nathan Gunner

Supervising Producer
Stephen Sweigart

Business Manager
Joseph P. Tracy

Producers, Special Projects
Lisa Mirowitz
David Condon

Coordinating Producer
Laurie Cahalane

Senior Science Editor
Evan Hadingham

Senior Series Producer
Melanie Wallace

Managing Director
Alan Ritsko

Senior Executive Producer
Paula S. Apsell


Absolute Zero is a production of Windfall Films Ltd. and Meridian Productions for TPT/Twin Cities Public Television and WGBH/NOVA in association with the BBC

© 2007 Meridian Productions, Inc. and Windfall Films Ltd.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. ESI-0307939. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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