Marcus du Sautoy

Marcus du Sautoy is Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford. In

2008 he was appointed to the University’s prestigious professorship as the

Simonyi Chair for the Public Understanding of Science, a post previously held

by Richard Dawkins. 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 is the author of The Music of the Primes, Finding Moonshine and The

Number Mysteries. He has presented numerous programmes on television

and radio, including the internationally acclaimed BBC series The Story of

Maths and the comedy maths show The School of Hard Sums with Dara Ó

Briain. He lives in London with his wife and three children. His latest book is What We Cannot Know.