Einstein’s Equation of Life and Death

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e=mc²

The equation showed that mass and energy were related and that one could, in theory, be transformed into the other. But because the speed of light squared is such a huge number, it meant that even a small amount of mass could potentially be converted into a huge amount of energy. Ever since the discovery of radioactivity in the late 19th century, scientists had realised that the atomic nucleus could contain a large amount of energy. Einstein’s revolutionary equation showed them, for the first time, just how much there was.

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  • swaroop

    the story of how einstien’s equation e=mc squared, as well as lead to the destruction of hiroshima and nagasaki and also the fundamental understanding of how space-time beginned… its very very awesome.. i loved it form big bang to 2012 (i mean from beginning to end)..

  • Gary V

    An outstanding doc, one of the best that I have seen. Very interesting & infomative. The story of E=MC², Einstein & how it shows us the story of creation & how it can be used as a weapon of destruction.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sean-Ledwich/685722504 Sean Ledwich

    Rather than explain e=mc2 beyond defining e,m, and c, the documentary focuses on the story of the nuclear bomb, in docudrama fashion. A wasted chance to educate.

  • fred bazzeeda

    doesn’t work