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  • The singular tale of Einstein and General Relativity

    General relativity: everyone has heard about the theory imagined by Albert Einstein. Few people know that it has been successively praised, attacked, rejected, even forgotten and finally « rediscovered » during the 1960’s.
    That story, is being told to us by Albert Einstein himself, and by some of the scientits who validated and revived the theory. Like Sir Roger Penrose who gave visual representations of a black hole, a strange cosmic object that challenged the theory. Or Jocelyn Bell Burnell who, as a student during the 60’s, discovered a new range of stars -the pulsars- which matches the predictions of general relativity. The film is a profoundly human story which unfolds along a journey through space and time. It is also the account of a man who doubted all his life about his own theory and died without knowing he was right.


    Fiche technique
    Director : Quentin Lazzarotto
    Co-authors : Jean Eisenstaedt et Jean-Philippe Uzan
    Editing : Sylvie Crépel et Quentin Lazzarotto
    Animation & graphic design : Naji El Mir
    Production :  Look at Sciences 2015 – 52min
    Coproduction : RMC Découverte
    Participation : Institut Henri Poincaré, Centre National de la Cinématographie et de l’Image Animée, Institut Lagrange de Paris, Société Européenne de Physique
    Procirep – Société des Producteurs – ANGOA
    Distribution : Terranoa
    Broadcasting : RMC Découverte