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Heisenberg might have stayed here
Schrodinger's Cat
An intelligent programme on quantum physics seems about as likely as quantum physics itself, but the first episode of "The Theory of Everything" on Channel 4 does seem quite promising. It's somewhat American-biased (unsurprising, since it's an import) and does seem to be able to describe at least some of the features without going into the mathematics - though I never know how much is understood by a viewer without the mathematical background knowledge to fill in the unstated gaps (how many copies of A Brief History of Time were actually read cover to cover?). Apparently the series is based on Brian Greene's The Elegant Universe, a book I bought in a sale in Waterstone's a while back, but haven't yet got round to reading, so I shall have some catching up to do ...

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thegreenman From: thegreenman Date: November 3rd, 2003 01:52 am (UTC) (Link)
Indeed, looked quite promising. Seemed quite well pitched at a level which makes it interesting to most people.

There was repetition but it wasn't overdone. And the wooshy graphics weren't too intrusive.

Did a better than Horizon would have done at tackling the same subject.

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