This month, the PBS program NOVA will air an episode based on David Bodanis´s book E=MC2: A Biography of the World´s Most Famous Equation. The documentary traces the scientific history of each term in the equation and features commentary by Bodanis and noted scientists such as Michio Kaku and Patricia Flora. It also offers detailed reenactments of key scientific experiments that led to Einstein´s insight, making it feel like period costume drama for nerds (. . . in a good way). Michael Faraday´s work on electromagnetism, Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier and his experiments into the conservation of mass, and James Clerk Maxwell´s proof that light is electromagnetic in nature all make an appearance, in addition to the stories of Lise Meitner, Otto Hahn and, naturally, Einstein himself.