As a 46 year old physicist with a 48 year old brother that is a nuclear engineer, we have been studying the failures at Chernobyl for years now. Reading books, watching documentaries, researching online what went wrong, and so on. We are both totally intrigued by the HBO miniseries. The acting, story line, sets, factual information, and everything else are superb. I remember sitting in my middle school science class the day the US media released the story. My science teacher came out and said all of our lives would be cut short to a degree due to the disaster. I found that statement amazing and that paired up with a few other events in my life made me choose math and science as a major and career.