For one thing, you won't have the answer to the theory of everything after watching this dvd. But you will have a good understanding of this process, including latest scientific research into this everything undertaking, an introduction to quantum mechanics, as well as string theory, and throw in a few renowned guest speakers in this field, and you get this cutting edge modern physics program. The theory of everything is a grand unification theory and it's not resolved yet, we're waiting for the next Einstein to step up. Though Hawking was working on it, he sure has a following of students who could be next at cracking it.
The program is organized and flows well. Any laymen can pick it up. In summary it's a documentary (science), but also a bit of biography into Hawking's life. We see the craze of his new book at local colleges. We see his mentors, and old high school photographs. So I guess you can this, his kitchen sink. If you're a fan of Hawking, this is a must...
Since I am no more than a "romantic" physicist, never having studied physics but always been interested in it, with my husband and son having studied physics on the Master's and PhD levels, I was very interested in seeing this DVD. The way the material was presented was clear, penetrating, interesting and had an eye to the future. I especially enjoyed hearing about possible "11 dimensions" instead of the limited 3 we think about. Wonderful! This is something everyone can enjoy!
Stephen Hawking has cracked open the mysteries of the Universe and has changed the course of the future with his ability to put complex concepts and theories together so that those not as brilliant as he can understand.
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