Cosmos and Fermat’s Last Theorem

COSMOS and Its Upcoming Sequel

Did I ever mention my favourite TV programme? Well, it’s Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, a thirteen episode series featuring, and co-written by, Carl Sagan. It was produced between 1978 and 1979, and released in 1980. It discusses the universe and our perception of it. Truly inspiring stuff. The entire series is available on Youtube, thanks to The Science Foundation:

Youtube is banned in Pakistan, sadly, because the totalitarian idiots in the government don’t want the people to become educated. It’s just a sort of safety measure from the government, though, because if our population becomes scientifically-literate it can cause major problems for the guys at the top. After all, why would an educated population ever let a bunch of tyrannical incompetent feudal lords, who rely on bonded-labor and corruption, stay in power?

But anyway, the good news is, a sequel to the series, called Cosmos: A Space-time Odyssey, is set to be released in 2014. It stars Neil de-Grasse Tyson and has incredibly awesome special effects.

Fermat’s Last Theorem

An excellent documentary I recently watched. It describes the journey of mathematician Andrew Wiles, towards solving one of the most notorious mathematical problems in history.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s