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Dangerous Knowledge: God messenger

   2007    Science
brilliant mathematicians, whose genius has profoundly affected us, but which tragically drove them insane and eventually led to them all committing suicide. Georg Cantor, the great mathematician whose work proved to be the foundation for much of the 20th-century mathematics. He believed he was God's messenger and was eventually driven insane trying to prove his theories of infinity. Ludwig Boltzmann's struggle to prove the existence of atoms and probability eventually drove him to suicide.
Series: Dangerous knowledge

To Infinity and Beyond

   2010    Science
By our third year, most of us will have learned to count. Once we know how, it seems as if there would be nothing to stop us counting forever. But, while infinity might seem like an perfectly innocent idea, keep counting and you enter a paradoxical world where nothing is as it seems. Mathematicians have discovered there are infinitely many infinities, each one infinitely bigger than the last. And if the universe goes on forever, the consequences are even more bizarre. In an infinite universe, there are infinitely many copies of the Earth and infinitely many copies of you. Older than time, bigger than the universe and stranger than fiction. This is the story of infinity.

Senna
Senna

   2010    Culture
Leaving Neverland
Leaving Neverland

   2019    Culture
The Gene Code
The Gene Code

   2011    Science
Planet Earth II
Planet Earth II

   2016    Nature
Alien Worlds
Alien Worlds

   2020    Science
Blue Planet II
Blue Planet II

   2017    Nature
The Story of China
The Story of China

   2016    History
The Last Dance
The Last Dance

   2020    Culture