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NOVA; Elegant Universe, The: String’s The Thing


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Elegant Universe, The: String’s The Thing
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Premiered March 1974 NOVA is a general-interest documentary series that addresses a single science issue each week. Billed as "science adventures for curious grown-ups" when it first aired in March, 1974, NOVA continues to offer an informative and entertaining approach to a challenging subject. 1996 marked NOVA's 23rd season, which makes it the longest-running science program on national television. It is also one of television's most acclaimed series, having won every major television award, most of them many times over. Series release date: 3/3/1974

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String's the Thing -- In the second hour, Greene describes the serendipitous steps that led from a forgotten 200-year-old mathematical formula to the first glimmerings of strings - quivering strands of energy whose different vibrations give rise to quarks, electrons, photons and all other elementary particles. Strings are truly tiny - smaller than an atom by the same factor that a tree is smaller than the entire universe. But, as Greene explains, it is possible - for the first time ever - to combine the laws of the large and the laws of the small into a proposal for a single, harmonious Theory of Everything.



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Chicago: “NOVA; Elegant Universe, The: String’s The Thing,” 10/01/2003, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed March 19, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7EF0A5B304274328BF2E0F36F3F5DBB0.
MLA: “NOVA; Elegant Universe, The: String’s The Thing.” 10/01/2003. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. March 19, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7EF0A5B304274328BF2E0F36F3F5DBB0>.
APA: NOVA; Elegant Universe, The: String’s The Thing. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7EF0A5B304274328BF2E0F36F3F5DBB0
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