Marcus du Sautoy
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Marcus du Sautoy
We need scientists and mathematicians explaining why they are excited about their subjects but also why they are important for solving social problems, informing political…
The wonderful thing about maths is it’s a totally logical subject, and a pathway has been marked out. I think a lot of these things…
The stage is like a laboratory where you can run theatrical experiments, imposing interesting conditions on the cast or story and seeing how they pan…
Rather than opera, football is more like ballet or a chess game. You can really see it in a team like Arsenal, especially when Dennis…
If you can make yourself symmetrical, you’re sending out a sign that you’ve got good genes, you’ve got a good upbringing and therefore you’ll make…
If I’m flying to China, I can sit and think about a problem. Other scientists have to go to the lab. I’m always thinking about…
I’m obviously attuned to pick up mathematics whenever I can see it. But in Mozart there is a lot of conscious use of mathematical symbolism…
The best mobile phone had the best mathematician. They know how to fit a huge amount of data into a small amount of space. How…
It’s my belief that you can take everyone down a logical path if you take them slowly enough, and the trouble is that mathematical brains…
I think my primary audience is in some sense an adult audience, because I think that will then have a knock-on effect for children.
It’s important to me that no one can say I’m not pumping out high-level research.
Artists realise that mathematicians have a way of looking at the world that can make them see things differently.
The point is with good maths skills you have just wonderful opportunities and if you don’t have good maths skills, there are just so many…
When people ask me what my religion is, I say it’s the Arsenal.
The reason why we do maths is because it’s like poetry. It’s about patterns, and that really turned me on. It made me feel that…
I think science is a foreign land for many people, so I think of my role as an ambassador’s job.
The power of mathematics is often to change one thing into another, to change geometry into language.
You know, I’m not terribly fast at my times tables, because that’s not what I think mathematics is about.
My big thesis is that although the world looks messy and chaotic, if you translate it into the world of numbers and shapes, patterns emerge…
Mathematics is a place where you can do things which you can’t do in the real world.
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