Einstein: biography of an equation

E = mc², biography of an equation

An exceptional documentary fiction in the footsteps of the most famous equation of the world and the famous scientists who helped to hatch it.

A fascinating documentary-fiction to revive the epic of one of the greatest discoveries of all time, through a striking gallery of portraits crossing centuries and countries: Michael Faraday, Humphry Davy, Antoine Lavoisier and Emilie du Chatelet.

E = mc2

Technical informations :

Documentary-Fiction by Gary Johnstone with Aidan McArdle, Shirley Hender Son, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Sam West and Hélène De Fougerolles.

Cinema release: Arte Vidéo - 2005 Zone 2 / Coul. / Dolby Stereo / 4/3
All public
VO: French
DVD duration: 170 mn.
Movie duration: 107 mn.


On the occasion of the centenary of the discovery in 1905 of the E = MC2 equation, this exceptional docu-fiction, based on David Bodanis' best-seller, tells the great story of five great scientists who provided the crucial pieces of a gigantic puzzle, finally solved by the sixth and largest of them: Albert Einstein.

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Spanning 250 years of history, "E = MC2" brings us to life the lives of those behind the most important scientific discovery of all time and who paved the way for Einstein: Michael Faraday, Humphry Davy, Antoine Lavoisier and Emilie du Châtelet.


How did Einstein not go mad? by Etienne Klein, physicist at the Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique, Paris - Another legacy of Einstein: Astrophysics and cosmology, by Jean-Pierre Luminet, astrophysicist at the Paris Observatory - Emilie du Châtelet, a woman of science, by Elisabeth Badinter, philosopher, biography of Emilie du Châtelet - Chinese portrait of Einstein, by Françoise Balibar, science historian, biographer of Albert Einstein.

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