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Genius – The story of Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein, official 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics photograph.

National Geographic has produced a scripted series about Albert Einstein titled “Genius” that starts in April 2017. I just watched the trailer and I definitely want to watch this.

From Executive Producers Brian Grazer and Ron Howard, the premiere season of National Geographic’s first scripted anthology series, GENIUS, will focus on Nobel Prize-winning physicist Albert Einstein. Based on Walter Isaacson’s critically acclaimed and best-selling book, Einstein: His Life and Universe, and adapted by writer Noah Pink, GENIUS follows the brilliant scientist through the ups and downs of his life, from failing to get his doctorate to developing the general theory of relativity.

In the meantime, I have slowly been reading Walter Isaacson’s book that became the basis for this series. I think it’s time to return to the book and finish it. Here is the trailer for the series. It looks terrific!

There is so much good stuff available from National Geographic lately. I really want to figure out how to gain access to the channel at home. Our TV supports terrestrial TV but we haven’t connected it to either an antenna or to some sort of cable or satellite service. We basically watch whatever we can on YouTube or Netflix through our Chromecast.

If you’re interested, the Internet Archive has a collection of works about and by him that is worth exploring. One of my favourite photos featuring him and a collection of other top scientists of the time is this colourised version of a group photo taken at the 1927 Solvay Conference.

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Cool volcano stuff for your kids

My son is fascinated by volcanoes and he asks me something about volcanoes several times a week. I came across a really cool National Geographic video about how their camera crew used drones to film an active volcano:

I found a couple more links to volcano stuff on the National Geographic site which are pretty cool including an introduction to volcanoes:


Image credit: Marum sept 2009 by Geophile71 and published on Wikipedia. This file is made available under the Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication

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Photography

Photographing love

I love a post I noticed in Flipboard about National Geographic photographers’ depictions of “love”. Well worth checking out.