Marcus Du Sautoy on music and maths

Dr. Marcus du Sautoy is the Charles Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science and Professor of Mathematics. He was winner of the 2001 Berwick Prize of the London Mathematical Society. He writes regularly writes for The Times, The Guardian and The Daily Telegraph. He presented the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures in 2006 and has also written numerous academic articles and popular books on mathematics, including the bestseller The Music of the Primes, Finding Moonshine, and The Number Mysteries: A Mathematical Odyssey Through Everyday Life. His research interests include understanding the world of symmetry using zeta functions, a classical tool from number theory. His work uses a wide range of methods including p-adic Lie groups, model theory, algebraic geometry and analytic methods. He has said 'I am passionately dedicated to giving as many people as possible access to the exciting and beautiful world of mathematics and science that I inhabit. I want to reveal why it is such a powerful way to understand the world. A mathematically and scientifically literate society is essential given the huge role science now plays in our world.' He is Senior Media Fellow of the EPSRC and a Fellow of New College, Oxford.

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