Chasing Einstein

UK TBC Certificate
In cinemas
May 19, 2019
1 Hour 22 Minutes

CHASING EINSTEIN probes the frontiers of modern physics to see how leading scientists today still struggle with the paradoxes of Einstein’s 100 year old theory but can’t seem to move beyond it. But what do we do when Einstein’s dominant paradigm can no longer answer our biggest questions about the universe?

Nobody has managed to challenge Einstein's theory of gravity, even though the theory has led to the shocking conclusion that the vast majority of the universe's gravity must be due to a mysterious form of invisible matter which nobody has ever observed. But now physics stands at a crossroads. Many of the sharpest brains in physics have dedicated their lives to search for this "Dark Matter" while others are working on a new theory of gravity.

Chasing Einstein follows leading scientists at the largest particle accelerator (CERN), the largest underground labs (XENON), the largest telescope arrays, and the LIGO gravitational wave detector to find out whether Einstein's theory of relativity, as it passes its 100th birthday, stands the test of time. You don't need a PhD in rocket science to let yourself be carried away by this fascinating film documenting the hunt to answer one of the greatest open questions about our Universe.

Last updated
May 8, 2019