Sunday, January 10, 2010

Dangerous Knowledge

This is a 90 minute documentary telecast by the BBC two years ago on the biggest leaps made by mankind in understanding the foundations of mathematics. Any serious student of mathematics would have already found that it qualifies for the genres Drama and Mystery - but at a much more abstract level. The documentary does good justice to the drama and mystery part of the history and does not do any damage to the math part. The investigation is traced by narrating the contributions of four great investigative and imaginative minds - Georg Cantor, Ludwig Boltzmann, Kurt Gödel and Alan Turing.

4 comments:

Amarnath said...

sir,

really awesome video

Amarnath

Sreehari H said...

nice, but it hurts real bad knowing such devoted and awesome brains suffering and ending themselves.

OS said...

Thanks Deepak for putting up this documentary... It is just another evidence that pursuit of truth is a nerve–racking ordeal, and why only a few dare (or are capable) to travel the distance for it.

Mr. Commonsensical said...

While watching this documentary, I remembered a certain other documentary I had watched some time back, "To Infinity & Beyond". Here is the link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBdaumeA254