The Genius of Albert Einstein

The Genius of Albert Einstein

143 minutes 5.6/10 based on 32 votes

The Theory of Special Relativity as part of the educational process: not for the sake of understanding the theory itself, but in using Einstein’s particular discovery as a case study to demonstrate and walk people through real human thinking.

The presentation ends with reflecting on the principle of relativity in terms of social relations and individual identities or thought processes, asking the question: how was Einstein able to make his breakthrough?

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  • Michael Allison

    People are rating this one low, but I liked it! Learned a lot. Thanks for posting! 

  • Seanpatrick

    OMG Eindtein is super interesting, but you’ve somehow managed to make this documentary extremely boring?…..It’s like the BBC are the only people who know how to properly do a program. f*@!

  • awful_truth

         There are many documentaries that better explain Einstein, and his accomplishments. (special and general relativity) While I commend their promoting Einstein’s thinking, they did no justice towards his idea of simplicity, with their convaluted explanation.
         In a nutshell, velocity(speed) is a measurement of distance divided by time.(V=D/T) If the measurement of the speed of light remains constant regardless of the speed of the person measuring it, something else in the equation must be changing. (time) the speed of light is so fast compared to any other velocities you will encounter in life, it has tricked you into believing that time is a constant, when it is not. Thus, the faster you travel compared to others around you, the slower you age compared to them.(only noticable at high speeds) At the speed of light, time stands still. Thus, relative motion is actually relative perception. 
         A consequence of this is, two people can observe the same thing, and disagree about their observations,(contradictory explanations – simultaneous vs. non simultaneous) yet both are correct. Now, that wasn’t so hard, was it. Live long, ans prosper everyone.  

  • Mike-Rofone

    – The introduction by this film maker is probably the most absurd and hilarious thing that I have heard in a while. I’ve shown it to friends, it gets a rather surreal response each time. Great watch. At times you struggle to remember that she is being entirely sincere,

  • gabriel ricci

    Found the documentary stunning. Germany late 18th early 19th century was brimming with exceptional creativity. I found the life of Einstein and his transformation very interesting and important to set the tone for the thought pattern that relativity represents. Finally, ending section on what Einstein experienced in his creative process, confirmed for me what my research has shown. That imagination, inspiration and intuition are the holy grail for the transformation of human processes and the entry portasl into the esoteric world, which is the home of all the non physical scientific phenomena that the senses can not take us to. We are fixated on what we call the physical sciences, which are focused on exoteric reductionist thinking. Our scientist are working everyday with not physical phenomena and yet are blinded by the belief that the non physical does not exist. If one can not touch, taste, see, smell, hear it, then one is dealing with the non physical or esoteric world. The word spiritual does not mean religion. There is a minor relationship between the two, but spiritual science is cosmic and does not adhere to our subset of physical laws. Einstein proved that with the assertions regarding the constancy of the speed of light.

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