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Genius: Season 1

Einstein 2017

  • 2017-04-26T02:00:00Z on National Geographic
  • 50 mins
  • 8 hours, 35 mins (10 episodes)
  • United States
  • English
  • Drama, Reality

Season one charts how Albert Einstein—an imaginative, rebellious patent clerk, who couldn’t get a teaching job or a doctorate—unlocked the mysteries of the atom and the universe. Based on Walter Isaacson’s critically acclaimed book “Einstein: His Life and Universe.”

10 episodes

1x01 Einstein: Chapter One

  • Series Premiere

    2017-04-26T02:00:00Z — 65 mins

The life of the 20th century’s most brilliant icon, Albert Einstein, was full of passionate, volatile relationships.

1x02 Einstein: Chapter Two

  • 2017-05-03T02:00:00Z — 50 mins

After butting heads in class, Einstein falls in love with the determined Mileva Maric. Their affair raises eyebrows.

1x03 Einstein: Chapter Three

  • 2017-05-10T02:00:00Z — 50 mins

Einstein struggles to support his pregnant wife and land an academic post in a rigid world of tradition and protocol.

1x04 Einstein: Chapter Four

  • 2017-05-17T02:00:00Z — 50 mins

Albert Einstein and Mileva juggle raising a kids with his attempts to catch the eye of the scientific establishment.

1x05 Einstein: Chapter Five

  • 2017-05-24T02:00:00Z — 50 mins

Einstein begins to experience the academic life he coveted, but he falters in his familial responsibilities. He is reintroduced to his cousin Elsa.

1x06 Einstein: Chapter Six

  • 2017-05-31T02:00:00Z — 50 mins

Einstein moves his family for work, and to be closer to his new love, Elsa. He sets out to prove his theory as his marriage reaches a breaking point.

1x07 Einstein: Chapter Seven

  • 2017-06-07T02:00:00Z — 50 mins

In the wake of the war, patriotism corrupts one of Albert Einstein’s closest friends, Fritz Haber, pitting them against each other.

1x08 Einstein: Chapter Eight

  • 2017-06-14T02:00:00Z — 50 mins

Einstein and his wife Elsa attempt to flee Germany after the rise of the Nazis, but they face unexpected roadblocks.

1x09 Einstein: Chapter Nine

  • 2017-06-21T02:00:00Z — 50 mins

Albert Einstein settles into life in America, but dangers abroad continue to be a threat to both him and his former colleagues.

1x10 Einstein: Chapter Ten

  • 2017-06-21T02:00:00Z — 50 mins

After the atomic bomb is dropped and World War II draws to a close, Einstein assumes the role of world citizen in his twilight years.