PROF. DR. MARCUS DU SAUTOY
Marcus du Sautoy is Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford where he holds the prestigious Simonyi Chair for the Public Understanding of Science and is a Fellow of New College.
Du Sautoy has received a number of awards for his work including the London Mathematical Society’s Berwick Prize for outstanding mathematical research and the Royal Society of London’s Michael Faraday Prize for ‘excellence in communicating science’. He has been awarded an OBE for his services to science and was recently elected a Fellow of the Royal Society.
His mathematical research has covered a great many areas including group theory, number theory and model theory, but he has been equally successful in his promotion of mathematics to the general public. He has published a number of best-selling, non-academic books and appears regularly on television and radio. As well as ‘Mind Games’, ‘Precision: The Measure of All Things’ and ‘The Secret Rules of Modern Living: Algorithms’ on BBC 4, du Sautoy has presented a number Horizon programmes on BBC2 including ‘The Hunt for AI’, ‘How Long is a Piece of String?’, and ‘What makes a Genius?’