Marcus du Sautoy, OBE

Professorial Fellow; Charles Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science; Professor of Mathematics
MA DPhil Oxf

marcus.dusautoy@new.ox.ac.uk

I am the Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science and Professor of Mathematics.

Research Interests

My work seeks to understand the world of symmetry by using a classical tool from number theory: zeta functions.  It involves methods from a wide spectrum of mathematics: p-adic Lie groups, model theory, algebraic geometry, analytic methods and more.

Selected Publications 

  • The Music of the Primes (Fourth Estate 2003)
  • Finding Moonshine: A Mathematician's Journey into Symmetry (Fourth Estate 2008)
  • The Number Mysteries (Fourth Estate 2010)