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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.

Coronavirus Special
Coronavirus Special

   2020    Medicine
Planet Earth
Planet Earth

   2007    Nature
Human Planet
Human Planet

   2011    Culture
Long Way Up
Long Way Up

   2020    Culture
Top Gear
Top Gear

   2012    Technology
The Secret History of Writing
The Secret History of Writing

   2020    History
Out of the Cradle
Out of the Cradle

   2019    History
The Story of God
The Story of God

   2016    Culture