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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.

In Search of Beethoven
In Search of Beethoven

   2009    Art
Planet Earth II
Planet Earth II

   2016    Nature
Cooked
Cooked

   2016    Culture
The Real History of Science Fiction
The Real History of Science Fiction

   2014    Technology
The Story of China
The Story of China

   2016    History
Himalaya with Michael Palin
Himalaya with Michael Palin

   2004    Culture
The Human Body
The Human Body

   1998    Medicine
The Planets
The Planets

   2000    Science