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NOVA: Inside Einstein's Mind

Einstein understanding light through speed and time.
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Einstein understanding light through speed and time.

Airs Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV + Sunday, June 2 at 9 p.m. on KPBS 2

Retrace Einstein's thought experiments as NOVA reveals the simple but powerful ideas that reshaped our understanding of gravity, illuminating the theory of general relativity — and Einstein's brilliance — as never before on "Inside Einstein's Mind."

Einstein Quotes:

Albert Einstein was a gifted writer and speaker, both in his scientific and his personal spheres.

Drawn from letters, speeches, and interviews over the decades before his death in 1955, the quotes in this interactive feature offer a stimulating peek inside the mind of history's most beloved scientist.

Einstein's concern for humanity, his humor, and above all his lifelong focus on higher intellectual ideals shine forth in these brief snippets.

Dr. David Scherer (right) with atomic clock equipment at Microsemi Laboratory.
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Dr. David Scherer (right) with atomic clock equipment at Microsemi Laboratory.

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The theory that space time is shaped by matter.
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The theory that space time is shaped by matter.