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Dangerous Knowledge

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David Malone‘s documentary on 4 brilliant minds whose genius could not save them from their tragic deaths. Cantor, Boltzman, Godel and Turing. Mathematican Georg Cantor (1845 -1918) was the first to make any real headway into the seemingly impossible concepts, contradictions and impenetrable¬† mathematics of infinity. It drove him mad and he ended up dying […]

The Story of Maths

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Marcus Du Sautoy journeys through the history of mathematics in a 4 part series produced by the BBC in collaboation with the Open University. Du Sautoy is a Professor of Mathematics as well as Professor of The Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University. It is in this second role that he is currently thriving […]