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Professor Marcus du Sautoy

OBE, MA, DPhil, FBA
Quondam Fellow since 2004
Charles Simonyi Chair for the Public Understanding of Science
Professor of Mathematics, and Fellow, New College, Oxford
Professor Marcus du Sautoy
  • Background

    • Quondam Fellow, All Souls College (from 2004)
    • Professor of Mathematics, University of Oxford and Fellow, Wadham College (2005–8) (from 2002 to 2008)
    • Royal Society University Research Fellow, University of Oxford (from 2001 to 2005)
    • Fifty Pound Fellow, All Souls College (from 1997 to 2004)
    • Royal Society University Research Fellow, University of Cambridge (from 1995 to 2001)
    • Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, All Souls College (from 1990 to 1995)
    • SERC Post-Doctoral Fellow, QMW, University of London (from 1989 to 1990)
    • Undergraduate and Postgraduate, Wadham College, Oxford (from 1983 to 1989)
  • Research interests

    • Understanding the world of symmetry using zeta functions
    • p-adic Lie groups, model theory, algebraic geometry and analysis
    • Proselytising a better understanding of science and mathematics
  • Selected publications

    • The Number Mysteries: An Odyssey through Everyday Life (Fourth Estate UK, 2009)
    • Finding Moonshine: A Mathematician’s Journey through Symmetry (Fourth Estate UK, 2008)
    • The Music of Primes: Searching to Solve the Great Mystery in Mathematics (Perennial, 2004; 6th edn 2007)