About the Show
On 15 November 1915, Einstein published General Relativity, a theory that transformed our understanding of nature's laws and the entire history of the cosmos, reaching back from the present moment to the origin of time itself. The inside story of Einstein's masterpiece begins with the intuitive thought experiments that instigated his quest, and traces the revolution in cosmology that is still playing out in contemporary laboratories and observatories. Through each step of this odyssey, the documentary reveals the simple but powerful ideas at the heart of relativity, illuminating the theory - and Einstein's brilliance - as never before. From the first spark of an idea to the discovery of the expanding universe, the Big Bang, black holes and dark energy, the programme uncovers the inspired insights and brilliant breakthroughs of perhaps the greatest science story of all time.