Each episode of Nova presents an in-depth consideration of the people, places, and things that affect human lives in the modern world. This episode explores the life and legacy of Albert Einstein. Einstein may well have been the most important scientific figure of the 20th century. His questioning of physical reality contributed more than anyone else's to the understanding of the world in which humans live, especially through his well-known Theory of Relativity. The program also considers how Einstein's ideas laid the foundation for the modern study of cosmology.
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