Short film narrated by David Tennant of ‘Doctor Who’ fame celebrates the 100th anniversary of Albert Einstein's theory of General Relativity.
Award-winning animator Eoin Duffy, the creative force behind the 2014 Oscar-shortlisted short film The Missing Scarf, has teamed up with filmmaker Jamie Lochhead, actor David Tennant (Doctor Who), and astrophysicist and science communicator Anais Rassat to create a striking three-minute animation celebrating 100 years of Albert Einstein's theory of General Relativity.
November 25th was the 100th anniversary of Einstein's theory of General Relativity. Einstein's theory of gravity -- called general relativity -- was developed in 1915 and explains everything from how planets in the solar system orbit our sun, to black holes and how the Universe evolved after the Big Bang. “Einstein's theory of general relativity is not just about understanding gravity,” Rassat explains, “it is central to our understanding of the entire Universe.”
“Most of us think gravity is some sort of magical force that pulls us to Earth,” Lochhead adds. “That’s Isaac Newton’s universe, it’s 100 years out of date. Einstein showed us that it’s warped space and time that keep our feet on the ground. It’s mind-bending stuff, but the 100th birthday is the perfect time to enjoy the genius of Albert’s masterpiece.”
Funded by the Science & Technology Facilities Council, #Einstein100 - General Relativity was produced by A Windfall Films.