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The paradox at the heart of mathematics: Gödel's Incompleteness Theorem - Marcus du Sautoy

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Consider the following sentence: “This statement is false.” Is that true? If so, that would make the statement false. But if it’s false, then the statement is true. This sentence creates an unsolvable paradox; if it’s not true and it’s not false– what is it? This question led a logician to a discovery that would change mathematics forever. Marcus du Sautoy digs into Gödel’s Incompleteness Theorem.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Marcus du Sautoy
  • Director BASA
  • Narrator Addison Anderson
  • Storyboard Artist Piruleta Ortiz
  • Lead Animator Piruleta Ortiz
  • Animator Daniela Espinosa
  • Compositor Eduardo Moya
  • Art Director Diego Huacuja
  • Music Igor Figueroa , Mono
  • Sound Designer Igor Figueroa, Mono
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Director Alex Rosenthal
  • Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Editorial Producer Dan Kwartler
  • Production Coordinator Abdallah Ewis
  • Script Editor Eden Girma
  • Fact-Checker Jennifer Nam

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