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The Resource The elegant universe, a Nova production for WGBH/Boston and Channel 4 in association with David Hickman Films, Sveriges Television, and Norddeutscher Rundfunk ; writers, Joseph McMaster, Julia Cort and Brian Greene ; directors, Julia Cort and Joseph McMaster, (videorecording)

The elegant universe, a Nova production for WGBH/Boston and Channel 4 in association with David Hickman Films, Sveriges Television, and Norddeutscher Rundfunk ; writers, Joseph McMaster, Julia Cort and Brian Greene ; directors, Julia Cort and Joseph McMaster, (videorecording)

Label
The elegant universe
Title
The elegant universe
Statement of responsibility
a Nova production for WGBH/Boston and Channel 4 in association with David Hickman Films, Sveriges Television, and Norddeutscher Rundfunk ; writers, Joseph McMaster, Julia Cort and Brian Greene ; directors, Julia Cort and Joseph McMaster
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Author
Director
Host
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Physicist Brian Greene discusses the historical quest for a grand unified theory in physics which will reconcile quantum physics and general relativity, and considers the possibility that superstring theory may bring an end to that search
  • "One of the most ambitious and exciting scientific theories ever posed--one that may be the long-sought 'Theory of Everything'--gets a masterful and lavishly animated explanation that will excite scientists and non-scientists alike. Beginning with simple and clear explanations of major concepts of physics, including gravity, electromagnetism, and relativity, 'The Elegant Universe' illuminates one of the most revolutionary theories in physics today. Known as string theory or superstring theory, this startling idea proposes that the fundamental ingredients of nature are inconceivably tiny strands of energy, whose different modes of vibration underlie everything that happens in the universe. The theory attempts to unite the laws of the large--general relativity--and the laws of the small--quantum mechanics--breaking a conceptual logjam that has frustrated scientists for nearly a century. If string theory proves correct, the universe we see obscures a reality that is far richer and more complex than anyone ever imagined--a universe with numerous hidden dimensions, a universe in which the fabric of space can rip and tear, a universe that may be but one of many parallel universes."--Container
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PSC
Characteristic
videorecording
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Nova (Television program)
Credits note
Director of photography, Mike Coles ; music composed by Ed Tomney
Dewey number
539.7/258
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Not rated
Language note
Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired ; audio-described
PerformerNote
Hosted by Brian Greene ; introduction, Ruth Howes
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1963-
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  • McMaster, Joseph
  • Cort, Julia
  • Greene, B.
  • Howes, Ruth
  • WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
  • Channel Four (Great Britain)
  • David Hickman Films (Firm)
  • WGBH Video (Firm)
Runtime
180
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  • Superstring theories
  • Cosmology
  • Unified field theories
  • Documentary television programs
  • Documentary films
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
The elegant universe, a Nova production for WGBH/Boston and Channel 4 in association with David Hickman Films, Sveriges Television, and Norddeutscher Rundfunk ; writers, Joseph McMaster, Julia Cort and Brian Greene ; directors, Julia Cort and Joseph McMaster, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced for television broadcast in 2003
  • Based on the book The elegant universe by Brian Greene
  • Special features: bonus video, how the animation was created ; multidimensional math activity ; The making of The elegant universe activity ; printable materials for educators ; access to The elegant universe web site ; excerpt from the best-selling book ; video description
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
disc 1: pt. 1. Einstein's dream ; pt. 2. String's the thing / written, produced, and directed by Joseph McMaster ; editor, Jonathan Sahula -- disc 2: pt. 3. Welcome to the 11th dimension / written, produced, and directed by Julia Cort, Joseph McMaster ; editor, Dick Bartlett
Control code
54019786
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
2 videodiscs (180 min.)
Isbn
9781593750060
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
UMKC: Inquire with copyright@umkc.edu about availability of public performance rights.
Other control number
783421367791
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
WG36779
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD, region 1, letterboxed ; Dolby digital
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The elegant universe, a Nova production for WGBH/Boston and Channel 4 in association with David Hickman Films, Sveriges Television, and Norddeutscher Rundfunk ; writers, Joseph McMaster, Julia Cort and Brian Greene ; directors, Julia Cort and Joseph McMaster, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced for television broadcast in 2003
  • Based on the book The elegant universe by Brian Greene
  • Special features: bonus video, how the animation was created ; multidimensional math activity ; The making of The elegant universe activity ; printable materials for educators ; access to The elegant universe web site ; excerpt from the best-selling book ; video description
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
disc 1: pt. 1. Einstein's dream ; pt. 2. String's the thing / written, produced, and directed by Joseph McMaster ; editor, Jonathan Sahula -- disc 2: pt. 3. Welcome to the 11th dimension / written, produced, and directed by Julia Cort, Joseph McMaster ; editor, Dick Bartlett
Control code
54019786
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
2 videodiscs (180 min.)
Isbn
9781593750060
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
UMKC: Inquire with copyright@umkc.edu about availability of public performance rights.
Other control number
783421367791
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
WG36779
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD, region 1, letterboxed ; Dolby digital
Video recording format
DVD

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