The Secret Mathematicians - Professor Marcus du Sautoy
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Faculty of Science & Engineering Garriott Lecture Series presents:
Professor Marcus du Sautoy
"The Secret Mathematicians"
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.
A reception will follow the lecture.