Dangerous Knowledge (BBC Documentary)

To see a world in a grain of sand,
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
And eternity in an hour.

Boltzmann knew what it was to be in the grip of a beautiful and powerful idea. He once wrote that “What the poet laments holds for the mathematician. That he writes his works with the blood of his heart.” So we know that he was a passionate man.

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One Response to Dangerous Knowledge (BBC Documentary)

  1. Robyn Cota Cann says:

    Dear Cătălin Hriţcu,
    Thank you for posting this video. I found it by accident, which looking for something in print about smiling – for my teenager. It was just what I needed to show my son, who is struggling with math and doesn’t yet understand it relevence. This is beautiful. I will be watching and discussing it with him this weekend. Best of luck with your Phd.

    Thank you again.
    Robyn Cota Cann
    California

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