The Universal Language of Mathematics

Marcus du Sautoy, George Szpiro

28/02/2010 12:45 pm

The two mathematicians, known for their ability to make their science understandable and enjoyable to the most reluctant person, discussed the unreasonable effectiveness of mathematics, a universal language that transcends physical and cultural barriers.

Marcus du Sautoy

Marcus du Sautoy OBE is Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford. In 2008 he was appointed as the Simonyi Chair for the Public Understanding of Science. In 2009 The Royal Society awarded him the Faraday Prize for excellence in communicating science to the public and in 2010 he received an OBE from the Queen for his services to science. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2016. He lives in London.

George Szpiro

George Szpiro left the business world and academia for journalism and to make mathematics understandable in his highly praised books, Poincaré’s Prize, The Secret Life of Number and Kepler’s Conjecture.