“Absolute Zero” documentary to premiere on PBS in January

Absolute Zero, a two-part documentary on the study of low temperatures, will premiere on PBS on January 8th and 15th, 2008 at 8:00 (check local listings). Based largely on Tom Shachtman’s acclaimed book, Absolute Zero and the Conquest of Cold, the documentaries will explore key concepts, significant individuals and events in the field of low-temperature physics and the enormous impact that the mastery of cold has had on society through such technologies as air conditioning, refrigeration and liquefied gases.