"Marcus du Sautoy is the Steve Irwin of the number kingdom”
The trumpet-playing surfer Marcus du Sautoy might be ‘the world’s least likely maths professor’ (The Guardian), but over the last decade he has done more than any mathematician before him to transform public attitudes to maths. Through books, TV series, radio programmes and public lectures, Du Sautoy’s infectious enthusiasm, coupled with a rare ability to explain complex ideas, has opened our minds to the mystery and beauty of numbers. His new book, What We Cannot Know, explores the limits of human knowledge, asking whether, despite the extraordinary scientific advances of the last few decades, some things will remain forever out of reach.
The event will be chaired by academic and broadcaster Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin.