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A Brief History of Time
Part of the Series: Janus Favorites Collection
Errol Morris turns his camera on one of the most fascinating men in the world: the pioneering astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, afflicted by a debilitating motor neuron disease that has left him without a voice or the use of his limbs.…
Tesla - Master of Lightning
PBS
This program recounts the life of scientist, inventor, and visionary Nikola Tesla, often remembered as more of an eccentric cult figure than an electrical engineering genius. Many of his achievements are still attributed to contemporaries Thomas Edison and Guglielmo Marconi.…
Hawking
PBS
Hawking , the first-ever autobiographical documentary about physicist Stephen Hawking, offers rare insights into Hawking's life, past and present, aided by a cast of stellar contributors and Hawking fans, including astronaut Edwin Eugene "Buzz" Aldrin, Jr., actors Jim Carrey and…
Out from the Shadows - The Story of Irene Joliot-Curie and Frederic Joliot Curie
Nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2009 Paris Science Film Festival in France. Using newsreels, family home movies and stills, stock footage, dramatization and interviews, this biography relates the life and times of Irene Joliot-Curie and her husband,…
The Path to Nuclear Fission - The Story of Lise Meitner and Otto Hahn
The story of two close friends who discovered nuclear fission is told in great detail within the context of both World Wars. This video is as much about role of scientists in political events, social responsibility, and discrimination against women…
Fantastic Mr Feynman - Nobel Prize Winning Physicist
BBC
Twenty five years after the death of the brilliant and charismatic Richard Feynman, this fascinating film explores the remarkable life of the Nobel Prize winner who was one of the greatest scientists of the 20th Century. Drawing on the BBC's…
The Genius of Marie Curie
BBC
Over 80 years after her death, Marie Curie remains by far the best known female scientist. In her lifetime, she became that rare thing: a celebrity scientist, attracting the attention of the news cameras and tabloid gossip. They were fascinated…
Pushing the Boundaries - With Professor Freeman Dyson of the Institute for Advanced Study
Freeman Dyson, a faculty member at the Institute for Advanced Study, looks back on his simultaneously transformative careers in theoretical physics, mathematics, biology, rocket ship design, nuclear disarmament and writing.
The Problems of Physics with Nobel Prize Winner Sir Anthony J. Leggett
In 1987, Sir Anthony J. Leggett, Professor of Physics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, penned The Problems of Physics, acutely highlighting the key foundational problems of the age.We discussed what has changed and what has stayed the same…
Raul Baragiola - Physicist
In the opening scene of the documentary, the physicist Raul Baragiola speculates about time and eternity as he wonders amongst the centenaria graves at the cemetery of the University of Virginia : "Maybe there is a universe out there were…