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MARCUS DU SAUTOY (1965 - )
Marcus du Sautoy is the Charles Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science and Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of New College. He is the author of three books and has presented numerous radio and TV series. In 2009 Marcus was awarded the Royal Societys Faraday Prize, the UKs premier award for excellence in communicating science, and in 2010 he received an OBE for services to science.
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X & Y
X & Y
What is the shape of the universe? Is it finite or infinite? Does it have an edge? In their new show X&Y Marcus du Sautoy and Victoria Gould use mathematics, humour and theatre to navigate the known and unknown reaches of our world. Through a series of surreal episodes, X and Y, trapped in a universe they don't understand and confronted for the first time with another human being, tackle some of the biggest philosophical and scientific questions on the books: where did the universe come from, does time have an end, is there something on the other side? Marcus and Victoria met while working on A Disappearing Number, Complicite's multi award-winning play about mathematics. X&Y has developed from that collaboration and pursues many of the questions at the heart of A Disappearing Number. Based on an idea developed with Complicite.
devised by Marcus Du Sautoy, Victoria Gould and Dermot Keaney
Science Museum, London 10 Oct 2013
Twin Primes Theatre Company
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