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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.

Natural World
Natural World

   2017    Nature
Cosmos
Cosmos

   1980    Science
Reel Rock
Reel Rock

   2014    Culture
Earthflight
Earthflight

   2012    Nature
Blue Planet II
Blue Planet II

   2017    Nature
In the Age of AI
In the Age of AI

   2019    Technology
Tales by Light Season 2
Tales by Light Season 2

   2017    Nature
Life In Cold Blood
Life In Cold Blood

   2008    Nature