E=mc^2 - Einstein and the World's Most Famous Equation (2005)
Shot on location and boasting an all-star cast (including Aidan McArdle, Shirley Henderson, Emily Woof and Julian Rhind-Tutt), this is the story of history's most celebrated formula, E=mc^2, and the five great scientists who brought it to life.
"E=mc^2 - Einstein and the World's Most Famous Equation" spans 250 years, and tells the human story behind the science - including all the betrayal, heartbreak, romance, dedication and joy. Based on David Bodanis' bestseller, the docudrama intertwines the youthful romance of Einstein and his future wife Mileva with some of the great scientific discoveries of the 19th century, which Einstein ultimately combined in his astonishing theory of relativity. The story is not just of the brilliant Einstein and his stunning scientific vision that changed the world, but of those who preceded him: of Michael Faraday's ground-breaking theories and complex relationship with his employer, Sir Humphry Davy; of the execution of brilliant chemist Antoine Lavoisier by French revolutionaries; and of physicist Emilie du Chatelet's fight for recognition in spite of her sex. The film also covers Einstein's legacy, which allowed Lise Meitner to split the atom - an event that, to Einstein's eternal regret, made possible the atomic bomb.