Marcus du Sautoy elected as Fellow of the Royal Society

We are pleased to announce that Professor Marcus du Sautoy has been chosen as one of the fifty new Fellows of The Royal Society.

The Royal Society is the UK and Commonwealth’s Academy of Sciences and is the oldest such institution in continuous existence. Each year the existing members elect new Fellows from among those who have made ‘a substantial contribution to the improvement of natural knowledge, including mathematics, engineering science and medical science’.

Marcus du Sautoy is Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford where he holds the prestigious Simonyi Chair for the Public Understanding of Science and is a Fellow of New College. His mathematical research has covered a great many areas including group theory, number theory and model theory, but he has been equally successful in his promotion of mathematics to the general public. He has published a number of best-selling books and appears regularly on television and radio.

The society’s president, Venki Ramakrishnan, welcomed the new Fellows saying, ‘The scientists elected to the Fellowship are leaders who have advanced their fields through their ground breaking work. We are delighted to welcome them to the Royal Society.”

Marcus’s new book WHAT WE CANNOT KNOW is published by HarperCollins.