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.