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Title: Final Scientific/Technical Report to the U.S. Department of Energy on NOVA's Einstein's Big Idea (Project title: E-mc2, A Two-Hour Television Program on NOVA)

Executive Summary A woman in the early 1700s who became one of Europe’s leading interpreters of mathematics and a poor bookbinder who became one of the giants of nineteenth-century science are just two of the pioneers whose stories NOVA explored in Einstein’s Big Idea. This two-hour documentary premiered on PBS in October 2005 and is based on the best-selling book by David Bodanis, E=mc2: A Biography of the World’s Most Famous Equation. The film and book chronicle the scientific challenges and discoveries leading up to Einstein’s startling conclusion that mass and energy are one, related by the formula E = mc2.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
910282
Report Number(s):
DOE/ER/35852
TRN: US0704046
DOE Contract Number:
FG02-05ER35852
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
WGBH Educational Foundation
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE - Office of Science (SC)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
74 ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS; 71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; 38 RADIATION CHEMISTRY, RADIOCHEMISTRY, AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY; 43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; 73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; 11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; 22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; 25 ENERGY STORAGE; 30 DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION; 46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; 99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; TELEVISION; GENERAL RELATIVITY THEORY; EQUATIONS; DOCUMENTATION; MASS; ENERGY Einstein; relativity; equation; Faraday; Lavoisier; Maxwell; Chatelet; Hahn; Strassmann; Mietner; Frisch; documentary; film; NOVA; Bodanis; energy; mass; light; mathematics; history; WGBH.