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Chasing Einstein

Steve Brown & Timothy Wheeler , 81 min

United States, 2019

Chasing Einstein

Albert Einstein's theory of relativity has been the dominant narrative of physics for 100 years  but what do we do when it can no longer answer all our questions?

Nobody has managed to challenge Einstein's theory of gravity, even though its shocking conclusion says that the majority of the universe's gravity is due to a mysterious form of invisible matter which nobody has ever observed. But now physics stands at a crossroads. The field's sharpest brains have dedicated their lives to search for this 'dark matter.' While others are working on a new theory of gravity. 'Chasing Einstein' follows leading scientists at the largest particle accelerator LHC at CERN, the largest underground labs (XENON), the largest telescope arrays, and the LIGO gravitational wave detector to find out whether Einstein's theory of relativity, as it passes its 100th birthday, stands the test of time. You don't need a PhD in rocket science to let yourself be carried away by this fascinating film documenting the hunt to answer one of the greatest open questions about our Universe.

Director: Steve Brown & Timothy Wheeler
Country: United States
Year: 2019
Running time: 81 min
Series: SPECIAL SCREENINGS CPH:SCIENCE
Category: Science
Tags: Cosmic
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Producer: Steve Brown
Production Company: Ignite Channel
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