Marcus du Sautoy
Marcus du Sautoy is the Charles Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science and Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford. In 2001 he won the prestigious Berwick Prize of the London Mathematical Society, awarded every two years to reward the best mathematical research made by a mathematician under 40. In 2004 Esquire magazine chose him as one of the 100 most influential people under 40 in Britain. In 2009 he was awarded the Royal Society’s Faraday Prize, the UK’s premier award for excellence in communicating science. He received an OBE for services to science in the 2010 New Year’s Honours List. He wrote and presented a four-part landmark series for the BBC called The Story of Maths. He has a regular column in The Times called Sexy Science.
Books by Marcus du Sautoy
Interviews with Marcus du Sautoy
The Oxford professor tells us how he finds beauty in maths, and why his ultimate aim is to become a master of the glass bead game.
Interviews where books by Marcus du Sautoy were recommended
The Art of Statistics: Learning from Data
by David Spiegelhalter
Do Dice Play God?: The Mathematics of Uncertainty
by Ian Stewart
Humble Pi: A Comedy of Maths Errors
by Matt Parker
Infinite Powers: The Story of Calculus
by Steven Strogatz
The Creativity Code: Art and Innovation in the Age of AI
by Marcus du Sautoy
As math becomes increasingly important in our daily lives, eminent mathematicians and statisticians have stepped up to the plate, writing books that are engaging for non-experts—and sometimes even funny. Kit Yates, a mathematical biologist and author of The Math of Life and Death, recommends the best math books of 2019.