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Discovery Channel pays tribute to science with new series – ‘100 Greatest Discoveries’

01-October-2005
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Discovery Channel pays tribute to science with new series – ‘100 Greatest Discoveries’

On the eve of Einstein Centenary Year and International Year of Physics, Discovery Channel has launched a new series on ‘100 Greatest Discoveries’ depicting the landmark discoveries made in the past few centuries in the fields of biology, physics, chemistry, medicine, genetics, geology, astronomy and evolution.

The series, which began on September 29, will run every Thursday at 10 pm till November 17. The series features dramatic accounts of how the great scientific discoveries were made, how they impacted the development of scientific knowledge and how they touch human life today.

Each episode of this eight-part series showcases scientists from the earliest days who had questioned the underlying nature of the universe and those who continue to examine what makes the human race and planet Earth tick.

“From the world of medicine to the expanse of space, ‘100 Greatest Discoveries’ features the greatest discoveries of our time across eight different categories. One of the most comprehensive science series, viewers will witness landmark scientific revelations that significantly changed the world forever,” said Raja Balasubramanian, Brand Director, Discovery Networks India.

Discussing the discoveries covered in the series, ISRO’s former Chairman, Dr Kasturirangan, said, “Through carefully selected themes, presented with forceful rendition and extraordinary articulation, Discovery Channel takes the viewers through a memorable tour de force of the cosmos with its multifarious manifestation, from micro to macro. It is all about great discoveries, magnificently put together by Discovery Channel towards understanding the history of life on our planet. Discovery has imaginatively recreated the works of some of the most creative minds, to derive insights into the grand design of the creator Himself.”

Discovery Communications is a global real-world media and entertainment company. Discovery has grown from its core property, the Discovery Channel, first launched in the US in 1985, to current global operations in more than 160 countries and territories with 1.3 billion cumulative subscribers. In India, Discovery has three brands – Discovery Channel, Discovery Travel & Living, and Animal Planet.

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