It is well known that behind Einstein’s greatest theories are creative flights-of-fancy – his famous thought experiments that took place in the realm of his imagination. These helped him to conceptualize the complicated scientific principals he was trying to define with imaginative, real-life scenarios.
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From Executive Producers Brian Grazer and Ron Howard, National Geographic’s first scripted anthology series, GENIUS, will focus on Nobel Prize-winning physicist Albert Einstein. The all-star cast includes Geoffrey Rush, Johnny Flynn, and Emily Watson.
One of his most famous thought experiments imagined an observer overlooking train tracks, and one on the train itself – when lightning strikes both ends of the train simultaneously, will both observers see the same thing? Could it be that time itself is not absolute?
In “Genius: A Thought Experiment” step inside the mind of a genius, and experience a virtual-reality version of one of Einstein’s most important thought experiments. Experience for yourself at: natgeotv.com/thoughtexperiment
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