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The Elegant Universe DVD Set

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  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Studio: WGBH
  • DVD Release Date: January 20, 2004

Are there really 11 dimensions in the universe? Join author Brian Greene for an engaging, accessible exploration of the latest groundbreaking theory in physics: string theory, a potential "theory for everything." Based on his best-selling book by the same name, this in-depth NOVA production delves into the complexities of string theory with grace, humor and easy-to-follow graphics.


  • Hosted by physicist and author Brian Greene
  • Dolby Digital 2.0 audio
  • Behind-the-animation featurette
  • The Making of The Elegant Universe featurette
  • "Multidimensional Math" activity
  • Printable materials for educators
  • Excerpts from the book
From Einstein's generally accepted laws that govern celestial bodies to the trickier mechanics of atomic particles, string theory attempts to bring the two disparate worlds of physics together. Discover the relatively brief history behind string theory and learn how scientists are coming to grips with the idea of multiple dimensions.

This in-depth production uses grace, humor and easy-to-follow graphics to explain string theory, a potential "theory for everything."

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