Inside Einstein’s Mind

The Enigma of Space and Time

Inside Einstein’s Mind retraces the greatest thought experiment Albert Einstein ever created: the theory of general relativity.

Einstein published the theory of general relativity during November 15th, 1915. The theory completely transformed our understanding of nature’s laws and the entire history of the cosmos, reaching back to the origin of time itself.

To celebrate Einstein’s achievement, this documentary tells the inside story of Einstein’s physics masterpiece.

The story begins with the intuitive thought experiments that set Einstein off on his quest and traces the revolution in cosmology that is still playing out in today’s labs and observatories.

Discover the simple but powerful ideas at the heart of relativity, illuminating the theory-and Einstein’s brilliance.

From the first spark of an idea to the discovery of the expanding universe, the Big Bang, black holes, and dark energy, Inside Einstein’s Mind uncovers the inspired insights and brilliant breakthroughs of “the perfect theory.”

Inside Einstein’s Mind
  • Info
  • Release date2015
  • Full runtime
  • Director(s)Jamie E. Lochhead
  • Production companyPBS