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Elegant universe superstrings, hidden dimensions, and the quest for the ultimate theory

A three part series about string theory, physics, and the theory of everything. Episode one introduces string theory and shows how modern physics, being composed of two theories that are ferociously incompatible, reached its schizophrenic impasse. One theory, known as general relativity, is fantastically successful at describing big things like stars and galaxies, and another, called quantum mechanics, is equally successful at describing small things like atoms and subatomic particles. Episode two opens with a scene where the history of the universe in run backwards to the big bang, the moment at which general relativity and quantum mechanics both come into play and therefore the point at which our conventional model of reality breaks down. The serendipitous steps are described that led from a forgotton 200 year old mathematical formula to the first glimmerings of strings, quivering strands of energy whose different vibrations give rise to quarks, electrons, photons, and all other elementary particles. The conflicting laws of the universe can possibly be resolved using string theory.

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  • "Elegant universe and beyond"@en
  • "Welcome to the 11th Dimension"@en
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  • "Superstrings, hidden dimensions, and the quest for the ulimate theory"@en
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  • "A three part series about string theory, physics, and the theory of everything. Episode one introduces string theory and shows how modern physics, being composed of two theories that are ferociously incompatible, reached its schizophrenic impasse. One theory, known as general relativity, is fantastically successful at describing big things like stars and galaxies, and another, called quantum mechanics, is equally successful at describing small things like atoms and subatomic particles. Episode two opens with a scene where the history of the universe in run backwards to the big bang, the moment at which general relativity and quantum mechanics both come into play and therefore the point at which our conventional model of reality breaks down. The serendipitous steps are described that led from a forgotton 200 year old mathematical formula to the first glimmerings of strings, quivering strands of energy whose different vibrations give rise to quarks, electrons, photons, and all other elementary particles. The conflicting laws of the universe can possibly be resolved using string theory."@en
  • ""Presents the nuts, bolts, and sometimes outright nuttiness of string theory. Also known as superstring theory, the startling idea proposes that the fundamental ingredients of nature are inconceivably tiny strings of energy, whose different modes of vibration underlie everything that happens in the universe. The theory successfully unites the laws of the large--general relativity--and the laws of the small--quantum mechanics--breaking a conceptual logjam that has frustrated the world's smartest scientists for nearly a century"--Publisher description."@en
  • "Superstrings, hidden dimensions, and the quest for the ultimate theory."@en
  • "Uitleg van de zogenoemde snaartheorie, waarmee wordt getracht de relativiteitstheorie, de kwantummechanica en de theorie van elementaire deeltjes met elkaar te verzoenen."
  • "Beginning with simple and clear explanations of major concepts of physics, including gravity, electromagnetism, and relativity, this DVD illuminates one of the most revolutionary theories in physics today. The string theory, or superstring theory, 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."@en
  • "If string theory proves correct, the universe we see obscures a reality that is far richer and more complex than anyone 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."
  • "Superstring theory - the starting idea proposes that the fundamental ingredients of nature are tiny strings of energy, whose different modes of vibration underlie everything that happens in the universe."@en
  • "This video features the physicist Brian Greene, who discusses the historical quest for a grand unified theory in physics which will reconcile quantum physics and general relativity. He then considers the possibility that superstring theory may bring an end to that search."@en
  • "With his rare gift for conveying physics through vivid everyday images, Brian Greene unravels string theory, which could prove to be the holy grail of physics - the search for ultimate law and order in the universe."@en
  • "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."
  • "These masterful and lavishly animated DVD's explain scientific theories in such a way that they will excite scientists and non-scientists alike. They show simple and clear explanations of major concepts of physics, including gravity, electromagnetism and relativity. As well they illuminate one of the most revolutionary theories in physics today, 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. Brian Greene, a professor of physics and mathematics at Columbia University and the best-selling author of The Elegant Universe hosts this exciting and in-depth exploration of this groundbreaking theory."@en
  • ""Could tiny strings vibrating in eleven dimensions be the ultimate explanation for everything? The Theory of Everything the nuts and bolts of physics is one of the most ambitious and exciting theories every proposed, and one that eluded even Einstein. Bestselling author-physicist Brian Green presents The Elegant Universe, a lavishly computer-animated three-part documentary series. If string theory proves correct, the universe we see obscures a reality that is far more rich and subtle than anyone ever imagined a universe with numerous hidden dimensions, a universe in which the fabric of space can tear, a universe that may be but one of many parallel universes ceaselessly popping in and out of existence throughout eternity. (From the US, in English) ( G (Rpt) CC WS " -- website."@en
  • "Features the physicist Brian Greene, who discusses the historical quest for a grand unified theory in physics which will reconcile quantum physics and general relativity. He then considers the possibility that superstring theory may bring an end to that search."@en
  • "Features the physicist Brian Greene, who discusses the historical quest for a grand unified theory in physics which will reconcile quantum physics and general relativity. He then considers the possibility that superstring theory may bring an end to that search."
  • "Episode three is about M-theory. In 1995 Edward Witten, aided by others, revolutionised string theory by successfully uniting the five different versions into a single theory. This is the cryptically named M-theory, a development which required a total of 11 dimensions. The 11th dimension is different from all the others, since it implies that strings can come in higher dimensional shapes called membranes, or branes for short. They have truly science-fiction-like qualities, since in principle they can be as large as the universe."@en
  • "Brian Greene addresses the possiblities physicists find in string theory for a unified theory for explaining the physical universe and its origins. Professor Greene starts with Newton's theory of gravity, its incompatibilities with Einstein's general theory of relativity, and the problems of reconciling general relativity with quantum mechanics, then gives an overview of string theory and explains how it may provide a framework for understanding the universe and reconciling the discrepancies among earlier theories."
  • "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."
  • "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."@en
  • "Explores the superstring theory which attempts to unite general relativity and quantum mechanics."
  • "This DVD features the physicist Brian Greene, who discusses the historical quest for a grand unified theory in physics which will reconcile quantum physics and general relativity. He then considers the possibility that superstring theory may bring an end to that search."@en

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