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Exclusive: Science Channel commemorates Stephen Hawking in one-off special

Science Channel will commemorate the one-year anniversary of the passing of theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking in a special two-hour documentary set to explore his connection to scientist Albert Einstein. Produced by ...
March 1, 2019

Science Channel will commemorate the one-year anniversary of the passing of theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking in a special two-hour documentary set to explore his connection to scientist Albert Einstein.

Produced by the BBC, Einstein and Hawking: Unlocking The Universe looks at how the pair of influential scientists have shaped our understanding of the universe and how, for nearly a century, scientists have been attempting to meld general relativity and quantum mechanics.

Top scientific minds feature throughout the special and include American physicists Rai Weiss and Kip Thorne, who shared the 2017 Nobel Prize in physics; cosmologist Janna Levin of Barnard College at Columbia University; Jim Gates, Ford Foundation professor of physics at Brown University; and theoretical physicist, mathematician and string theorist Brian Greene.

Unlocking The Universe is directed by Michael Lachmann. The executive producer on the special for BBC is Steve Crabtree with Wyatt Channell serving as EP for Science Channel.

“Joining forces with the best storytellers at the BBC, we’ve gathered some of the biggest names in physics to help put the spotlight on the mind-blowing discoveries of Einstein and Hawking,” said Science Channel GM Marc Etkind in a statement.

Einstein and Hawking: Unlocking The Universe premieres March 10 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Science Channel.

 

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