Thursday, December 30, 2004

The Elegant Universe -- Online

I've mentioned Brian Greene's The Elegant Universe, a popularization of string theory, before. You may know that it was made into a three-part series for NOVA. Today, thank's to a Slashdot discussion of the centenial of Einstein's 1905 papers I found that PBS has put the series on line. Each of the three parts comes in 8 chapters, available in QuickTime or RealPlayer format:

If you try the RealPlayer option in Linux, it will work, but I get 5-6 copies of the player. One of them has the program, the others can be deleted. I couldn't get mplayer, xine, or totem to play the QuickTime version.