Science Research Public Lecture: Marcus du Sautoy
|SCIENCE RESEARCH PUBLIC LECTURE
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 @5:30PM*
Science Center Hall D
Cabot Science Library
MARCUS DU SAUTOYSimonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science and
Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford
THE GREAT UNKNOWN
Ever since the dawn of civilization we have been driven by a desire to know - to understand the physical world and probe the laws of nature. But are there limits to human knowledge? Are some things beyond the predictive powers of science - or are these just the next discoveries waiting to happen? From predicting the future to human consciousness, from the realm of the quantum to the edge of the universe, du Sautoy takes the audience on a journey into the great unknown.
Marcus du Sautoy is the Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science and Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of New College. In 2016 he was made a Fellow of the Royal Society. He is author of four popular science books, including his most recent book The Great Unknown (2017). Du Sautoy has presented numerous radio and TV series including a four part landmark TV series for the BBC called The Story of Maths. He works extensively with a range of arts organizations bringing science alive for the public from The Royal Opera House to the Glastonbury Festival. In 2009 du Sautoy was awarded the Royal Society’s Faraday Prize, the UK’s premier award for excellence in communicating science. He received an OBE from the Queen for services to science in the 2010 New Year’s Honours List.
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