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The Secret Mathematicians - Professor Marcus du Sautoy

Thursday 21 February 2013

On Wednesday 27 March from 6.30pm to 9pm in the Maths Lecture Theatre at the Mile End campus, Professor Marcus du Sautoy will explore the hidden mathematical ideas that underpin the shared aesthetic values of artists and mathematicians. The event is part of the Faculty of Science and Engineering Garriott Lecture Series. 

From composers to painters, writers to choreographers, the mathematician’s palette of shapes, patterns and numbers has proved a powerful inspiration. Often subconsciously artists are drawn to the same structures that fascinate mathematicians as they constantly hunt for interesting new structures to frame their creative process. Through the work of artists like Borges and Dali, Messiaen and Laban, Professor du Sautoy will explore the hidden mathematical ideas that underpin their creative output and reveal that the work of the mathematician is also driven by strong aesthetic values. 

Marcus Peter Francis du Sautoy, OBE is the Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science and a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford. He recently received an honorary degree from QM, in recognition of excellence in the field of mathematics and his connections with QM.

A reception will follow the lecture. 

Please register for the lecture here: http://secretmathematicians.eventbrite.com/

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