InScience Film Festival
Chasing Einstein

Chasing Einstein

Film

  • Language talk: English
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  • LUX 4
  • € 9,50

Exactly one century ago, Einstein published his theory of relativity. Since then, nobody has managed to topple or even shake this theory. In fact, gravitational waves were measured for the first time in 2015, further confirming Einstein’s theory. Nevertheless, the consequence of this theory is that the universe is made of a mysterious form of invisible matter that nobody has observed! Physicists working on a new theory of gravity do not believe that the theory of relativity holds the answer. The response of Einstein followers is that we don’t need a new theory but more advanced equipment to detect the missing particle. Chasing Einstein follows leading scientists to the edge of the universe, who embody Einstein’s famous motto: “The important thing is not to stop questioning.”


James Beacham, CERN particle physicist from Duke University (VS) and Margot Brouwer, astrophysicist from Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, take part from two different positions in a battle between scientific theories to solve the General Relativity. Klaas Landsman, professor of mathematical physics and philosopher of science at Radboud Universiteit, will be a neutral third party in this debate.

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Director
Steve Brown, Timothy Wheeler
Country
United States
Length
80 min
Theme
Cosmology, Quantum physics
Type Film
Documentary
Premiere
Dutch premiere
Year
2019
Language
English
Subtitle
None
Producer
Steve Brown
Editor
Eric Myerson

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