May 21, 2012

Einstein Revealed

Albert Einstein

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” ― Albert Einstein

Journey into the mind of a genius and visualize the thought experiments Albert Einstein could only imagine: mind-boggling meditations on light, time, and space that would forever change the way we view the universe.

This two-hour special offers a penetrating profile of the world's most renowned physicist, who contributed more than any other scientist to our modern vision of physical reality. Enjoy.

Watch Einstein Revealed on PBS. See more from NOVA.

May 20, 2012

Einstein’s E=mc2

Albert Einstein

Einstein is the inspiration for my NEWEST illusion in the show. Albert was so intelligent that his name is synonomous with the word "genius."

One evening while watching a documentary about his life, this illusion popped into my mind. Time, space, distance and the speed of light. What could be more magical than the mysteries of the universe? Over a year in the making, it's taken me 3 months of solid rehearsal to perfect, but I know it will be the new "star" of the show. See you there.

Here's an amazing image of the equation in Einstein's own handwriting.

Einstein also loved Mozart. Scoring the illusion was a great learning experience, but ultimately beautiful. Mozart's Concerto No. 9 was Einstein's favorite and, therefore, the logical choice for scoring the piece.