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Marcus du Sautoy

A mathematician and scientific populariser, he is presently Simony Professor for the Public Understanding of Science at the University of Oxford. He is a regular columnist for The Times and The Guardian and also appears in several television programmes concerned with scientific popularising. For some time he was presenter of the BBC’s famous science programme Mind Games and has written many books, notable amongst which are The Music of the Primes (Harper Collins, 2012), in which he discusses the mystery surrounding the history of prime number, and The Number Mysteries (St. Martin’s Griffin, 2011). Another of his books, What We Cannot Know (Fourth Estate, 2016), has been published in Spanish (Lo que no podemos saber, Acantilado, 2018). This is an essay on the limits of human knowledge and the motivations behind scientific research. His latest book is Programados para crear (Acantilado, 2020), where he reflects on how artificial intelligence is learning to write, paint and think.

Update: 12 July 2022


Has participated in

Marcus du Sautoy, Elena Neira, Karina Gibert and Jorge Carrión

Algorithmic cultures

A Morning with Marcus du Sautoy

X&Y. A play by Marcus du Sautoy

Debates with secondary school students

Educational Programme