By Deane Barker on November 5, 2007
There’s a science to CBS’ ‘Big Bang Theory’: The CBS sitcom “The Big Bang Theory” (which is quite funny, I must say), employs a consulting physicist to try and keep the geek science accurate.
But the science gets some attention, too. David Saltzberg, a professor of physics and astronomy at the University of California-Los Angeles, checks scripts and provides dialogue, math equations and diagrams used as props. He says he’s more consultant than contributor.
“Physicists love to nitpick, so for the 100 in the 10 million people who might watch the show, I try to get it as close to 100% accurate as I can,” he says.
A summary of the show, from the Wikipedia page:
The series is about two socially inept prodigies in their 20s who are living across the hall from a beautiful girl with a questionable intellect. When one genius falls for the girl, the other tries to discourage his interest because he believes his friend is chasing a dream he’ll never catch.