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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.

Earth from Space
Earth from Space

   2019    Nature
Planet Earth
Planet Earth

   2007    Nature
Hidden Kingdoms
Hidden Kingdoms

   2014    Nature
Latino Americans
Latino Americans

   2013    History
Zeitgeist
Zeitgeist

   2007    Culture
The Story of India
The Story of India

   2007    History
Black Hole Apocalypse
Black Hole Apocalypse

   2018    Science
P.U.L.S.E
P.U.L.S.E

   2006    Art