Marcus du Sautoy

Marcus Peter Francis du Sautoy OBE ( born August 26, 1965 in London ) is a British mathematician and author of popular science books about mathematics.


You Sautoy grew up in Henley-on -Thames and studied at Oxford University ( All Souls College, Wadham College), where he earned his doctorate at Dan Segal. He is a professor of mathematics at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of New College. In addition, since 2008 he is the successor of Richard Dawkins in the Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford. He is also a Senior Media Fellow of the EPSRC ( the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council ). He has been a visiting scientist and visiting professor at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in Bonn, the Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris, the Australian National University in Canberra and the Hebrew University. He was Royal Society Research Fellow at Oxford. He is married, has three children and lives in London ( 2008).

You Sautoy is primarily concerned with the fields of number theory and group theory. He gained with the book The Music of the Primes on the Riemann Hypothesis awareness. Another book on group theory (specifically the moonshine properties of the so-called group of monsters ) appeared in 2007. He also writes for The Times, Daily Telegraph, The Independent and The Guardian and appears in television series and radio programs by the BBC, among others, the four -part series The Story of Maths 2008 on BBC four. He is also a popular math lectures for Audited that (shirt, for example, is a lecture Why Beckham choose the 23) of bankers to schoolchildren rich. In Britain, it is very popular and was counted from the Independent on Sunday of the leading scientists of the country and by Esquire Magazine in 2004 among the 100 most important people under 40 years in the UK. The Telegraph described him as a champion of " Romance and Mystery" of mathematics.

In 2006 he was invited speaker at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Madrid (Zeta functions of groups and rings, with Fritz Grunewald). He is a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society.


  • A mathematical mystery tour through our lives. C. H. Beck 2011 ISBN. 978-3406621925. Original title: The Number Mysteries - A mathematical odyssey through everyday life. Harper - Collins, 2009. ( Emerged from the Christmas lectures at the Royal Institution, transmitted on Channel 5 ).
  • In paperback: The Mystery of Symmetry: mathematician to decipher a mystery of nature. dtv 2011. ISBN 978-3423346580.
  • Original Title: Finding Moonshine. , 2007.
  • U.S. edition: Symmetry - a journey into the patterns of nature. Harper, 2008.
  • The music of the primes. In the footsteps of the greatest riddle of mathematics. C. H. Beck 2003, ISBN 978-3406523205. As Paperback: dtv 2006, ISBN 978-3423342995.
  • Original title: The Music of the Primes. Harper - Collins, New York, 2003.


  • Luke Woodward: Zeta functions of groups and rings. Springer, New York, 2008.
  • As editor, along with Dan Segal and Aner Shalev: New Horizons in pro- p -groups. Birkhäuser 2000.


  • You Sautoy: Prime Numbers Get Hitched, Seed Magazine ( March 2006).
  • You Sautoy: The music of the primes, Plus Magazine, Issue 28 ( January 2004).
  • You Sautoy: The prime number lottery, Plus Magazine, Issue 27 (November 2003).
  • You Sautoy: Beckham in his prime number, Plus Magazine, Issue 26 (September 2003).