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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 Germanic Tribes
The Germanic Tribes

   2007    History
Generation Iron
Generation Iron

   2017    Culture
The Real History of Science Fiction
The Real History of Science Fiction

   2014    Technology
Everything and Nothing
Everything and Nothing

   2011    Science
Invisible Worlds
Invisible Worlds

   2010    Science
The Human Body
The Human Body

   1998    Medicine
Myths and Heroes
Myths and Heroes

   2005    History