There are countless things about our world, the solar system, and the universe that I just flat-out don’t understand. I can’t begin to understand quantum mechanics, physics, or most of the other sciences. I took earth science in high school because I thought it would be easy. Good Christ, was I ever wrong!
And so I stand in awe of the geniuses and remarkable men and women who are able to grasp these aspects of our existence. These individuals work to understand where we came from, how we came about, when we came about, and so on. The mysteries of life excite them and give them pleasure much in the same way that a great piece of music or art gives me joy.
Perhaps there is nobody in the field of science more renowned and more joyous as relates to discover than Stephen Hawking. The world’s most famous living physicist, Hawking’s life is an amazing journey and a race against the clock of his own mortality and physical limitations.
With Stephen Hawking and the Theory of Everything, this brilliant mind is examined and his theories about our origin, about space, and about, well, everything are discussed.
It is enthralling to watch Hawking in action. Crippled by ALS, he’s now almost completely paralyzed. As he strives to answer life’s questions, Hawking doesn’t let anything stand in his way. He works untiringly, pouring more energy into his work and his life than I could ever imagine. His “theory of everything” is so tantalizingly close that it must both pain him and excite him.
The documentary, produced for the U.K.’s Channel 4, aired on Discovery Science in the United States as a show titled Master of the Universe. Now viewers can explore the 90 minute documentary, which is efficiently divided into two episodes, on DVD.
Stephen Hawking and the Theory of Everything explores his theories regarding black holes, the origin of the universe, string theory, the space-time continuum, and his quest to unify Einstein’s theory of relativity with elements of quantum mechanics. In seeking a single explanation for the entire universe, Hawking is bold, adventurous, and unspeakably brilliant.
The DVD features interviews with Harvard’s Lisa Randall, the California Institute of Technology’s John Scharz, Roger Penrose, and Michio Kaku from the City University of New York. Other luminaries also help bring the material home, simplifying many of Hawking’s more advanced theories with the use of computer graphics, display pieces, and clear language.
Stephen Hawking and the Theory of Everything is a tremendous examination of Hawking as a man and of his theories. His brilliance is matchless and the extent of his discoveries and theories are unrivalled. For a lucid, succinct look at many of those theories, this is the DVD to purchase.Powered by Sidelines