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Maths on stage: The dramatic life of numbers
Mathematics has had a surprising part to play in a number of recent theatre productions. Mathematician and broadcaster, Professor Marcus Du Sautoy, will talk about his experiences working with theatre company, Complicite, on A Disappearing Number and his explorations of bringing maths to the stage in a recent collaboration with actress Victoria Gould.
Marcus Du Sautoy is the Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science and Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford. A former Royal Society University Research Fellow, his academic work concerns mainly group theory and number theory.
He is widely known for his work in popularising mathematics: he writes regularly in the UK press and has presented a number of television and radio programmes, including Horizon, Mind Games and, most recently, The Code (BBC 2). His books include The Music of the Primes; Finding Moonshine; and The Number Mysteries: A Mathematical Odyssey Through Everyday Life.
Marcus Du Sautoy was awarded the Royal Society's Michael Faraday Prize in 2009 and was made an OBE in the 2010 New Year Honours. He plays the trumpet and football and is an ardent supporter of Arsenal Football Club.
At 6:30pm on Saturday 1 October, Marcus Du Sautoy will be in conversation with Apostolos Doxiadis.
'The Number Mysteries: A Mathematical Odyssey Through Everyday Life' is available for sale on the Foyles bookstore website.
Saturday 1 October 2011, 10:30am - 11:30amDining Room, the Royal Society.
This event costs £4 per person.Tickets will be available on the door.
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