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Professor Marcus du Sautoy

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)