Du Sautoy, Marcus
Overview
Works:  161 works in 465 publications in 10 languages and 8,876 library holdings 

Genres:  History Internet videos Nonfiction television programs Documentary television programs Educational films Educational television programs Biography Rules Television miniseries Science television programs 
Roles:  Author, Host, Author of screenplay, Editor, Speaker, Narrator, 605, Author of dialog, Other, Thesis advisor, Author of introduction, Actor 
Classifications:  QA246, 516.1 
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about
Marcus Du Sautoy
 Finding moonshine : a mathematician's journey through symmetry by Marcus Du Sautoy( Book )
 TEDTalks : Marcus du Sautoy  Symmetry, Reality's Riddle( Visual )
Most widely held works by
Marcus Du Sautoy
The music of the primes : searching to solve the greatest mystery in mathematics by
Marcus Du Sautoy(
Book
)
40 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 1,490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explains how the prime numbers have fascinated mathematicians, and recounts efforts to prove the Riemann Hypothesis, first suggested by Bernard Riemann in 1859, that would finally bring order and harmony to these numbers
40 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 1,490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explains how the prime numbers have fascinated mathematicians, and recounts efforts to prove the Riemann Hypothesis, first suggested by Bernard Riemann in 1859, that would finally bring order and harmony to these numbers
Symmetry : a journey into the patterns of nature by
Marcus Du Sautoy(
Book
)
12 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A mathematician draws on scientific findings about the role of symmetry in understanding the dynamic relationship between objects, exploring such topics as the theory of fundamental particles, the role of symmetry in evolutionary biology, and the discovery of an enormous dimensional space snowflake
12 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A mathematician draws on scientific findings about the role of symmetry in understanding the dynamic relationship between objects, exploring such topics as the theory of fundamental particles, the role of symmetry in evolutionary biology, and the discovery of an enormous dimensional space snowflake
The story of 1(
Visual
)
2 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A humorinflected history of the of the number one, covering military applications in ancient Rome, the measurement of distances in India, and the decimal system created by Leibnitz
2 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A humorinflected history of the of the number one, covering military applications in ancient Rome, the measurement of distances in India, and the decimal system created by Leibnitz
The story of math : how numbers explain our universe and reveal unseen worlds(
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2 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Disc 3. Episode 3. Many consider Alan Turing to be the father of computer sciencemainly because of his cryptography machine, which cracked the German code during World War II. But Turing created his device before the warnot for military purposes, but in the hope of disproving the Riemann hypothesis. This program gives an account of Turing's unresolved zeta function research, the tragic conclusion of his life, and his legacy in the mathematical communityhighlighted by a visit to Princeton's Institute for Advanced Studies. Interviews with some of today's prominent mathematicians reveal tantalizing notions about the future of the Riemann hypothesis
2 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Disc 3. Episode 3. Many consider Alan Turing to be the father of computer sciencemainly because of his cryptography machine, which cracked the German code during World War II. But Turing created his device before the warnot for military purposes, but in the hope of disproving the Riemann hypothesis. This program gives an account of Turing's unresolved zeta function research, the tragic conclusion of his life, and his legacy in the mathematical communityhighlighted by a visit to Princeton's Institute for Advanced Studies. Interviews with some of today's prominent mathematicians reveal tantalizing notions about the future of the Riemann hypothesis
The number mysteries : a mathematical odyssey through everyday life by
Marcus Du Sautoy(
Book
)
18 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Every time we download music, take a flight across the Atlantic or talk on our cell phones, we are relying on great mathematical inventions. In The Number Mysteries, one of our generations foremost mathematicians Marcus du Sautoy offers a playful and accessible examination of numbers and how, despite efforts of the greatest minds, the most fundamental puzzles of nature remain unsolved. Du Sautoy tells about the quest to predict the future from the flight of asteroids to an impending storm, from bending a ball like Beckham to forecasting population growth. He brings to life the beauty behind five mathematical puzzles that have contributed to our understanding of the world around us and have helped develop the technology to cope with it. With loads of games to play and puzzles to solve, this is a math book for everyone"Provided by publisher
18 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Every time we download music, take a flight across the Atlantic or talk on our cell phones, we are relying on great mathematical inventions. In The Number Mysteries, one of our generations foremost mathematicians Marcus du Sautoy offers a playful and accessible examination of numbers and how, despite efforts of the greatest minds, the most fundamental puzzles of nature remain unsolved. Du Sautoy tells about the quest to predict the future from the flight of asteroids to an impending storm, from bending a ball like Beckham to forecasting population growth. He brings to life the beauty behind five mathematical puzzles that have contributed to our understanding of the world around us and have helped develop the technology to cope with it. With loads of games to play and puzzles to solve, this is a math book for everyone"Provided by publisher
Die Musik der Primzahlen : auf den Spuren des grössten Rätsels der Mathematik by
Marcus Du Sautoy(
Book
)
39 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ben shu jiang shu le tian cai ren wu zai sou xun"you shen me gong shi ke sheng cheng su shu"deng da an shi fa sheng de gu shi,Yi ji zhei ge mi ti de da an jiang zai dian zi shang wu,Liang zi li xue he ji suan ji ke xue deng guang fan ling yu chan sheng ge ming xing de ying xiang
39 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ben shu jiang shu le tian cai ren wu zai sou xun"you shen me gong shi ke sheng cheng su shu"deng da an shi fa sheng de gu shi,Yi ji zhei ge mi ti de da an jiang zai dian zi shang wu,Liang zi li xue he ji suan ji ke xue deng guang fan ling yu chan sheng ge ming xing de ying xiang
The code(
Visual
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11 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Author and Oxford University professor Marcus du Sautoy sets out to solve mathematical mysteries in an engaging and accessible BBC documentary. Du Sautoy travels from Chartres Cathedral to Grand Central Station in search of the mysterious hidden code that can unlock the very laws of the universe
11 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Author and Oxford University professor Marcus du Sautoy sets out to solve mathematical mysteries in an engaging and accessible BBC documentary. Du Sautoy travels from Chartres Cathedral to Grand Central Station in search of the mysterious hidden code that can unlock the very laws of the universe
Zeta functions of groups and rings by
Marcus Du Sautoy(
Book
)
22 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Zeta functions have been a powerful tool in mathematics over the last two centuries. This book considers a new class of noncommutative zeta functions which encode the structure of the subgroup lattice in infinite groups. The book explores the analytic behaviour of these functions together with an investigation of functional equations. Many important examples of zeta functions are calculated and recorded providing an important data base of explicit examples and methods for calculation
22 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Zeta functions have been a powerful tool in mathematics over the last two centuries. This book considers a new class of noncommutative zeta functions which encode the structure of the subgroup lattice in infinite groups. The book explores the analytic behaviour of these functions together with an investigation of functional equations. Many important examples of zeta functions are calculated and recorded providing an important data base of explicit examples and methods for calculation
New horizons in prop groups by
Marcus Du Sautoy(
Book
)
15 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The impetus for current research in prop groups comes from four main directions: from new applications in number theory, which continue to be a source of deep and challenging problems; from the traditional problem of classifying finite pgroups; from questions arising in infinite group theory; and finally, from the younger subject of profinite group theory. A correspondingly diverse range of mathematical techniques is being successfully applied, leading to new results and pointing to exciting new directions of research. In this work important theoretical developments are carefully presented by leading mathematicians in the field, bringing the reader to the cutting edge of current research. With a systematic emphasis on the construction and examination of many classes of examples, the book presents a clear picture of the rich universe of prop groups, in its unity and diversity. Thirty open problems are discussed in the appendix. For graduate students and researchers in group theory, number theory, and algebra, this work will be an indispensable reference text and a rich source of promising avenues for further exploration
15 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The impetus for current research in prop groups comes from four main directions: from new applications in number theory, which continue to be a source of deep and challenging problems; from the traditional problem of classifying finite pgroups; from questions arising in infinite group theory; and finally, from the younger subject of profinite group theory. A correspondingly diverse range of mathematical techniques is being successfully applied, leading to new results and pointing to exciting new directions of research. In this work important theoretical developments are carefully presented by leading mathematicians in the field, bringing the reader to the cutting edge of current research. With a systematic emphasis on the construction and examination of many classes of examples, the book presents a clear picture of the rich universe of prop groups, in its unity and diversity. Thirty open problems are discussed in the appendix. For graduate students and researchers in group theory, number theory, and algebra, this work will be an indispensable reference text and a rich source of promising avenues for further exploration
Precision : the measure of all things(
Visual
)
5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Since our ancestors first counted the passing seasons, humans have used measurement to help master and understand our world. Hosted by Oxford mathematician Marcus du Sautoy, this program shows how measurements have shaped the course of history, science, and civilization; and changed every aspect of our daily lives
5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Since our ancestors first counted the passing seasons, humans have used measurement to help master and understand our world. Hosted by Oxford mathematician Marcus du Sautoy, this program shows how measurements have shaped the course of history, science, and civilization; and changed every aspect of our daily lives
Analytic prop groups by
John D Dixon(
Book
)
20 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An uptodate treatment of analytic prop groups for graduate students and researchers.Résumé de l'éditeur
20 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An uptodate treatment of analytic prop groups for graduate students and researchers.Résumé de l'éditeur
The frontiers of space : mathematics during the scientific revolution(
Visual
)
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Series: Without mathematics, there would be no physics, chemistry, or astronomy. No architecture. No commerce. No accurate maps or precise timekeeping, therefore no dependable longrange navigation. No geometry, statistics, or calculations of any kind. No computers. In this fourpart series, University of Oxford Professor Marcus du Sautoy takes viewers on a journey through the ages and around the world to trace the development of mathematics and see how math has shaped human civilization
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Series: Without mathematics, there would be no physics, chemistry, or astronomy. No architecture. No commerce. No accurate maps or precise timekeeping, therefore no dependable longrange navigation. No geometry, statistics, or calculations of any kind. No computers. In this fourpart series, University of Oxford Professor Marcus du Sautoy takes viewers on a journey through the ages and around the world to trace the development of mathematics and see how math has shaped human civilization
Finding moonshine : a mathematician's journey through symmetry by
Marcus Du Sautoy(
Book
)
15 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Marcus du Sautoy journeys from the pyramid to the football, from fundamental particles to our ideas of art, from insect life to architecture, from computer science to psychology, and explores what is perhaps the most significant concept in mathematics. He shows that symmetry is at the basis of communication and evolutionary biology; at the very heart of life. And he brings us face to face with the oddball mathematicians, both past and present, who have battled to understand symmetry's elusive qualities."Jacket
15 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Marcus du Sautoy journeys from the pyramid to the football, from fundamental particles to our ideas of art, from insect life to architecture, from computer science to psychology, and explores what is perhaps the most significant concept in mathematics. He shows that symmetry is at the basis of communication and evolutionary biology; at the very heart of life. And he brings us face to face with the oddball mathematicians, both past and present, who have battled to understand symmetry's elusive qualities."Jacket
To infinity and beyond : mathematics in modern times(
Visual
)
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Series: Without mathematics, there would be no physics, chemistry, or astronomy. No architecture. No commerce. No accurate maps or precise timekeeping, therefore no dependable longrange navigation. No geometry, statistics, or calculations of any kind. No computers. In this fourpart series, University of Oxford Professor Marcus du Sautoy takes viewers on a journey through the ages and around the world to trace the development of mathematics and see how math has shaped human civilization
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Series: Without mathematics, there would be no physics, chemistry, or astronomy. No architecture. No commerce. No accurate maps or precise timekeeping, therefore no dependable longrange navigation. No geometry, statistics, or calculations of any kind. No computers. In this fourpart series, University of Oxford Professor Marcus du Sautoy takes viewers on a journey through the ages and around the world to trace the development of mathematics and see how math has shaped human civilization
The Genius of the east : mathematics during the middle ages(
Visual
)
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
During Europe's Middle Ages, mathematics flourished primarily on other shores. This program follows Professor Marcus du Sautoy as he discusses mathematical achievements of Asia, the Islamic world, and earlyRenaissance Europe. Topics include China's invention of a decimal place number system and the development of an early version of sudoku; India's contribution to trigonometry and creation of a symbol for the number zero, as well as Indians' understanding of the concepts of infinity and negative numbers; contributions of the empire of Islam, such as the development of algebra and the solving of cubic equations; and the spread of Eastern knowledge to the West through mathematicians like Leonardo Fibonacci. Original Open University title: The Genius of the East
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
During Europe's Middle Ages, mathematics flourished primarily on other shores. This program follows Professor Marcus du Sautoy as he discusses mathematical achievements of Asia, the Islamic world, and earlyRenaissance Europe. Topics include China's invention of a decimal place number system and the development of an early version of sudoku; India's contribution to trigonometry and creation of a symbol for the number zero, as well as Indians' understanding of the concepts of infinity and negative numbers; contributions of the empire of Islam, such as the development of algebra and the solving of cubic equations; and the spread of Eastern knowledge to the West through mathematicians like Leonardo Fibonacci. Original Open University title: The Genius of the East
The language of the universe : mathematics in ancient times(
Visual
)
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this program, Professor Marcus du Sautoy explores mathematical milestones of ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Greece. Topics include Egypt's unusual method of multiplication and division, as well as Egyptians' understanding of binary numbers, fractions, and solids such as the pyramid; Babylon's base60 number system  the foundation of minutes and hours  and Babylonians' use of quadratic equations to measure land; and the contributions of four of Greece's mathematical giants: Plato, Euclid, Archimedes, and Pythagoras
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this program, Professor Marcus du Sautoy explores mathematical milestones of ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Greece. Topics include Egypt's unusual method of multiplication and division, as well as Egyptians' understanding of binary numbers, fractions, and solids such as the pyramid; Babylon's base60 number system  the foundation of minutes and hours  and Babylonians' use of quadratic equations to measure land; and the contributions of four of Greece's mathematical giants: Plato, Euclid, Archimedes, and Pythagoras
The beauty of diagrams(
Visual
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1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Leonardo da Vinci's famous diagram of the perfect human body, drawn in the 1480s, defines our species like no other drawing before or since. It is also full of surprises. More recently, the Double Helix represents a scientific breakthrough that has been voted the most significant of the 20th century, more important than penicillin or the first working computer
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Leonardo da Vinci's famous diagram of the perfect human body, drawn in the 1480s, defines our species like no other drawing before or since. It is also full of surprises. More recently, the Double Helix represents a scientific breakthrough that has been voted the most significant of the 20th century, more important than penicillin or the first working computer
TEDTalks : Marcus du Sautoy  Symmetry, Reality's Riddle(
Visual
)
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The world turns on symmetry, from the spin of subatomic particles to the dizzying beauty of an arabesque. But there's more to symmetry than meets the eye. In this TEDTalk, Oxford mathematician Marcus du Sautoy offers a glimpse of the invisible numbers that marry all symmetrical objects and explains the patterns in both a Japanese temple and in the famed Alhambra. A gifted science communicator  The Observer calls him "a man who knows how to bring mathematics to everyday life"Du Sautoy is the author of The Music of the Primes and Symmetry: A Journey into the Patterns of Nature
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The world turns on symmetry, from the spin of subatomic particles to the dizzying beauty of an arabesque. But there's more to symmetry than meets the eye. In this TEDTalk, Oxford mathematician Marcus du Sautoy offers a glimpse of the invisible numbers that marry all symmetrical objects and explains the patterns in both a Japanese temple and in the famed Alhambra. A gifted science communicator  The Observer calls him "a man who knows how to bring mathematics to everyday life"Du Sautoy is the author of The Music of the Primes and Symmetry: A Journey into the Patterns of Nature
Turning the world upside down by
Anish Kapoor(
Book
)
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What we cannot know : explorations at the edge of knowledge by
Marcus Du Sautoy(
Book
)
11 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and Italian and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Britain's most famous mathematician takes us to the edge of knowledge to show us what we cannot know. Science is king. Every week, headlines announce new breakthroughs in our understanding of the universe, new technologies that will transform our environment, new medical advances that will extend our lives. Science is giving us unprecedented insight into some of the big questions that have challenged humanity ever since we've been able to formulate those questions. Where did we come from? What is the ultimate destiny of the universe? What are the building blocks of the physical world? What is consciousness? 'What We Cannot Know' asks us to rein in this unbridled enthusiasm for the power of science. Marcus Du Sautoy explores the limits of human knowledge, to probe whether there is anything we truly cannot know. Are there limits to what we can discover about our physical universe? Are some regions of the future beyond the predictive powers of science and mathematics? Is time before the big bang a no go arena? Are there ideas so complex that they are beyond the conception of our finite human brains? Can brains even investigate themselves or does the analysis enter an infinite loop from which it is impossible to rescue itself? Are there true statements that can never be proved true? Prepare to be taken to the edge of knowledge to find out what we cannot know
11 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and Italian and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Britain's most famous mathematician takes us to the edge of knowledge to show us what we cannot know. Science is king. Every week, headlines announce new breakthroughs in our understanding of the universe, new technologies that will transform our environment, new medical advances that will extend our lives. Science is giving us unprecedented insight into some of the big questions that have challenged humanity ever since we've been able to formulate those questions. Where did we come from? What is the ultimate destiny of the universe? What are the building blocks of the physical world? What is consciousness? 'What We Cannot Know' asks us to rein in this unbridled enthusiasm for the power of science. Marcus Du Sautoy explores the limits of human knowledge, to probe whether there is anything we truly cannot know. Are there limits to what we can discover about our physical universe? Are some regions of the future beyond the predictive powers of science and mathematics? Is time before the big bang a no go arena? Are there ideas so complex that they are beyond the conception of our finite human brains? Can brains even investigate themselves or does the analysis enter an infinite loop from which it is impossible to rescue itself? Are there true statements that can never be proved true? Prepare to be taken to the edge of knowledge to find out what we cannot know
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Du Sautoy, M. D.
Du Sautoy, M. P. F. 1965
Du Sautoy, Marcus P. F. 1965
Du Sautoy, Marcus Peter Francis.
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DuSautoy, Marcus 1965
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