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Einstein Revealed (#2311)

Einstein had more on his mind than space and time. A precocious and curious child, Einstein spent time in his father's factory getting early practical experience with electromagnetism. At the univeristy in Zurich, he missed classes, challenged professors and, after his graduation, was unable to secure a teaching position. He also began a secret affair with his classmate Mileva -- later to become his wife -- who had her own dreams of becoming a great scientist. Newly discovered letters have provided some surprising insight into this turbulent period of his life. As he was discovering new truths about the universe, he increasingly ignored his new wife and family, and his marriage eventually failed. This program explores the fascinating connections between Einstein's stormy private life and his extraordinary creativity. [116 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Grade Levels
6-8, 9-12
Curricular Areas
Science & Technology
Series Length
415 episodes
Average Episode Length
61 minutes
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Series Description: PBS' premier science series helps viewers of all ages explore the science behind the headlines. Along the way, NOVA programs demystify science and technology and highlight the people involved in scientific pursuits.

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