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The Elegant Universe: Part 1 Preview

Preview: Season 30 Episode 12 | 30s

"Einstein's Dream," introduces string theory and shows how modern physics—composed of two theories that are ferociously incompatible—reached its schizophrenic impasse: One theory, general relativity, successfully describes big things like stars and galaxies, while another, quantum mechanics, is equally successful at explaining small things like atoms and subatomic particles.

Aired: 07/11/12

Rating: NR

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