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Series: Dangerous knowledge

 

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.

Dangerous Knowledge: The Enigma

   2007    Science
brilliant mathematicians whose genius has profoundly affected us, but which tragically drove them insane and eventually led to them all committing suicide. Kurt Gödel, the introverted confidant of Einstein, proved that there would always be problems which were outside human logic. His life ended in a sanatorium where he starved himself to death. Finally, Alan Turing, the great Bletchley Park code breaker, father of computer science and homosexual, died trying to prove that some things are fundamentally unprovable.

The Planets
The Planets

   2000    Science
Wild Russia
Wild Russia

   2009    Nature
Africa with David Attenborough
Africa with David Attenborough

   2013    Nature
The Brain with David Eagleman
The Brain with David Eagleman

   2015    Medicine
Life
Life

   2009    Nature
Through the Wormhole
Through the Wormhole

   2011    Science
Hidden Kingdoms
Hidden Kingdoms

   2014    Nature
Pets: Wild at Heart
Pets: Wild at Heart

   2015    Nature