NOVA: The Elegant Universe DVD

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Physicist Brian Greene's bestselling book comes to the small screen in this stimulating look at a complicated topic: the search for order in the universe. Is a revolutionary proposal-"string theory"-the answer scientists have been seeking for centuries? Greene tackles the mind-boggling complexity of the theory with vivid, clear images, and calmly points the way to the answer.Producer: Joe McMaster Production ... More
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Physicist Brian Greene's bestselling book comes to the small screen in this stimulating look at a complicated topic: the search for order in the universe. Is a revolutionary proposal-"string theory"-the answer scientists have been seeking for centuries? Greene tackles the mind-boggling complexity of the theory with vivid, clear images, and calmly points the way to the answer.

Producer: Joe McMaster
Production Year: 2004
Copyright Year: 2003
Actors: Brian Greene
Discs: 2
DVI: Y
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 4x3 Letterbox

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John
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5.0 star rating
06/28/22
Fascinating and Educational
Review by John on 06/28/22 review stating Fascinating and Educational
Presented for the non-scientific expert in a way that is understandable and informative. The graphics enhance and secure learning the theories and how things are linked together in our Universe.
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Jackie
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5.0 star rating
06/16/21
NOVA: The Elegant Universe DVD
Review by Jackie on 06/16/21 review stating NOVA: The Elegant Universe DVD
Quality was great. I support PBS. Brian Greene is my favorite theoretical physicist. He has a down to earth way of explaining things. Thanks for ALL the other things PBS does. You were in the classroom before YouTube. In the past, PBS has helped students more than all the others put together and I can prove that. Stephen Whitt, Iva, SC
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Teacher
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
used in classroom
Review by Teacher on 07/17/20 review stating used in classroom
great to prompt critical thinking, discussion and opinions
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Z2d2dom
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Good Job
Review by Z2d2dom on 07/17/20 review stating Good Job
PBS Science Now at its Best...A must have DVD. Thanks PBS
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Ajm
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Excellent
Review by Ajm on 07/17/20 review stating Excellent
These PBS science DVDs do an excellent job of getting the science across.
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Hasty V.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Science made inspiring
Review by Hasty V. on 07/17/20 review stating Science made inspiring
I bought and read the book after viewing this video. Love the special effects used to communicate big ideas visually as well as with words.
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Macthebear
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
This is what TV should be!
Review by Macthebear on 07/17/20 review stating This is what TV should be!
A delightful, thought-provoking program which makes perfect use of high-tech video techniques to help the non-scientist grasp (at least somewhat) very difficult concepts. This program is not for those who closed their minds and shut off their imaginations when they grew up. This is for folks who want to go where theyve never been; Brian Greene takes them there, and its a great trip!
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Pete
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
A one of a kind program
Review by Pete on 07/17/20 review stating A one of a kind program
Cant wait for the next series
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Nil
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4.0 star rating
07/17/20
Very didactic
Review by Nil on 07/17/20 review stating Very didactic
The string theory (particularly the math involved) is very hard to grasp even for physicists. However the production managed to go around the esoteric nature of the subject using intelligent examples, making it much easy to understand. I would like to add that since the production is already eight years old and due the fast gathering of new discovers on this area of the research, it could be a good idea to add new DVDs to this serie actualizing the information (sort of collection)
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Jim E.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Excellent Insight into String Theory
Review by Jim E. on 07/17/20 review stating Excellent Insight into String Theory
First of all you have to have some interest in science after that this is great. Even if you just have a high school background in physics you can get what Brian Green is talking about. It is a definite eye opener and leaves you breathlessly awaiting for what theoretical physics comes up with next.
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P
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Loved the connection
Review by P on 07/17/20 review stating Loved the connection
I love the idea of science discovering what has always been heartfelt
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Howie
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
excellent
Review by Howie on 07/17/20 review stating excellent
well outlined displayed for the layperson
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Ananda
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
simply amazing
Review by Ananda on 07/17/20 review stating simply amazing
Very thought provoking.
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Tom
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3.0 star rating
07/17/20
Relatively simple explanations
Review by Tom on 07/17/20 review stating Relatively simple explanations
Great explanation. Too much reivew of previous parts when a new part is started. The three hours could have easily been done in two hours without loss of explanations.
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Aem
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Fantastic!
Review by Aem on 07/17/20 review stating Fantastic!
The most accessible form of this level of physics and how the universe works!
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Wreath
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07/17/20
Nova: the elegant universe
Review by Wreath on 07/17/20 review stating Nova: the elegant universe
as a rank amateur, this blew my mind. the ideas and methods of discovery, first; the partnering world -wise, secondly; the dedication of the second to the first and the resulting information -- DISSEMINATED to know nothings like me. i think these videos must challenge religionists . . .and as for futurists, what say they . . .of :intimations of immortality and God? Albert Schweizer of Lamborene fame said that Christian Ethics were transitional. i think this and other studies confirm his much maligned view . . .not that morals are not important but with respect to their religious source(s) of God (whatever the term, the language, the interpretation[s]) we are all in for a RETHINK! / / / in college i had only one hard science course, chemistry -- its lasted me All My Life (we used Linus Paulings text). and i am grateful beyond words. what do scientists say . . .even our first astronaut to the moon spoke of man, mankind, and God/ [Gods] . . .BEYOND the MATERIAL CULTURE OF PRE-Modorn Science. - a know-nothing
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Bob K.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
NOVA: The Elegant Universe DVD by WGBH B
Review by Bob K. on 07/17/20 review stating NOVA: The Elegant Universe DVD by WGBH B
Very educational. Had to watch it twice to understand everything.....
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El J.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
VERY INTRIGUING
Review by El J. on 07/17/20 review stating VERY INTRIGUING
One has to be amazed with the grandeur of the Universe in its different facets and just wonder what kind of force is behind that marvelous creation!


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