San Francisco DocFest 2020

Shorts Program 2 - Third Rock from the Sun

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Shorts Program 2 - Third Rock from the Sun: exploring our environment through faith, science, and media

A character documentary about a mechanic-turned-scientist who tuned the machine that spurred a dramatic re-envisioning of the universe through the detection of gravitational waves.


Over 100 years after Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational waves, Cal Tech's amusing and multitalented Rana Adhikari and his Nobel Prize-winning team proved the theory.


This film examines the journey of a scientist who debugged the machine to find the signal in the noise of the universe. The film explores his life as a scientist and a musician, revealing how his character has informed his work that led to a Nobel Prize.


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  • Runtime
    13 minutes
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Carrie McCarthy, Hussain Currimbhoy, Mark Pedri