Marcus du Sautoy

Professor Of Maths At Oxford University

Marcus du Sautoy is a British mathematician, author, and populariser of science and mathematics. In 1996 he was awarded the Title of Distinction of Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford and in 2008, he was appointed to the Simonyi Professorship for the Public Understanding of Science and a fellowship at New College. He was formerly a fellow of All Souls College, Oxford and Wadham College, Oxford. He was previously President of the Mathematical Association, an Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Senior Media Fellow, and a Royal Society University Research Fellow.

Du Sautoy is known for his work popularising mathematics. He has been named by The Independent on Sunday as one of the UK’s leading scientists. He writes for The Times and The Guardian and has appeared several times on BBC Radio 4 and on television. He presented the television programme, Mind Games, on BBC Four.

In December 2006, du Sautoy delivered the 2006 Royal Institution Christmas Lectures under the collective title The Num8er My5teries. This was only the third time the subject of the lectures had been mathematics – on the first occasion in 1978, when the lecture was delivered by Erik Christopher Zeeman, du Sautoy had been a schoolboy in the audience.

Du Sautoy has also written numerous academic articles and books on mathematics, the most recent being The Num8er My5teries. Du Sautoy is also on the advisory board of – an online maths game website and has appeared on Channel 4 News and on BBC Radio 4′Today programme promoting the service and is a regular contributor to the same network’s In Our Time. He also appears on the TV series School of Hard Sums with Dara Ó Briain, where he sets three mathematical questions with a real world application, for Ó Briain and a guest to solve, using mathematical and experimentation methods respectively.

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  • Mathematics
  • Drive & Determination
  • Teaching & Presenting
  • Understanding Statistics
  • Dealing With Pressure
  • Overcoming Obstacles