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Marcus du Sautoy

Marcus du Sautoy is the Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science and Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford, an author, frequent broadcaster and presenter of, most recently, BBC Radio 4’s A Brief History of Mathematics and BBC Four’s Precision: The Measure of All Things.

The Universal Language of Mathematics

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.

Religion and Science
The Great Partnership: God, Science and the Search for Meaning by Jonathan Sacks was the starting point for a conversation between the Chief Rabbi and mathematician Marcus du Sautoy, chaired by Daniel Glaser. They explored the sometimes fraught relationship between religion and science in different cultures but more specifically discussed belief and scepticism, open-mindedness and intolerance to the challenge of the other or the unknown. The Chief Rabbi and the atheist mathematician found the...
Ben Okri and Marcus du Sautoy: Narrative Wizardry

A breathtaking and unforgettable tour-de-force from two consummate storytellers. Novelist and academic Professor Elleke Boehmer is  their guide. Booker Prize-winnerBen Okri and mathematician Professor Marcus du Sautoymake a delightfully surprising and dynamic duo as they explore narrative and form in literature and maths.